What started as a laughable claim by the twice-impeached ex-president who lost the popular vote twice, Donald Trump, that the 2020 presidential election would be stolen from him, has now been revealed to have infected every branch of U.S. government.
Breaking: The Jan. 6 Committee plans to seek testimony from Ginni Thomas.
Chairman Thompson: "We think it's time that we, at some point, invite her to come talk to the committee." https://t.co/Z571nIJvdE
— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) June 16, 2022
In the executive branch, Trump and his allies plotted and laid out a plan to subvert democracy and reinstall him in office. In the legislative branch, Republican senators and representatives have been found to have supported or been directly involved in the planning of the insurrection, either through tours given to insurrectionists prior to their attack or by agreeing to try to stop the certification of the vote. In the judicial branch, it is now known that the wife of Justice Clarence Thomas, Ginni, was in contact with both Trump’s chief of staff, Mark Meadows, Arizona legislators and election officials, and Trump’s lawyer, John Eastman, while attempting to influence those involved in the plotted coup.
Now, Ginni Thomas will have to answer questions from the congressional committee charged with understanding and communicating to the American public the extent of that involvement. According to Axios, Jan. 6 Committee Chairman Bennie Thomas spoke with reporters and said that:
‘We think it’s time that we, at some point, invite her to come talk to the committee…we have discovered in those Eastman [emails] some information that refers to Ginni Thomas.’
Thomas’ involvement has been the subject of some debate and alarm, with the knowledge that the influence of insurrectionists came from the highest levels of government stunning the public.
Twitter had a lot to say about the potential for Thomas to speak to the committee. Read some of their comments below: