Conservative activist Ginni Thomas reiterated her belief the 2020 election was stolen Thursday during an expected interview with the House committee investigating the Jan. 6, 2021 Capitol riot, according to Mississippi Representative Bennie Thompson.
Thompson, chairman of the House panel, told reporters after the interview that Thomas admitted to the unsubstantiated allegation that the election was fraudulent but did not provide many other details.
“It’s still a work in progress,” Thompson said after the interview, according to the Associated Press. “At this point, we’re glad she came.”
Thomas, the wife of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, was first probed for texts sent to former President Donald Trump’s ex-Chief of Staff Mark Meadows, urging him to speak out against President Joe Biden’s election victory . In a text dated November 10, 2020, obtained from The Washington Postshe wrote that “the majority know Biden and the left is attempting the greatest heist in our history.”
“Help this great President stand firm Mark!!! … You are with him the leader who stands on the precipice of America’s constitutional governance,” the text reads.
Thomas also reportedly contacted lawmakers in Arizona and Wisconsin, two states Biden won in 2020, urging them to choose presidential electors and set aside the Democratic victory, according to emails also obtained by the US were received post. Additionally, news emerged in June that Thomas had allegedly emailed Trump’s campaign attorney, John Eastman, who had reportedly devised a strategy to pressure former Vice President Mike Pence not to confirm the election results.
The interview with the House Committee came after Thomas’s attorney, Mark Paoletta, reportedly initially told the panel that there was “insufficient basis” for her testimony. But earlier this month he told the AP that his client would speak to the panel voluntarily, a move that followed a request that she be subpoenaed.
Following her meeting with the committee on Thursday, Paoletta shared the following statement news week: “Ginni Thomas attended a voluntary interview with the J6 committee earlier today. She was happy to work with the committee to clear up the misconceptions surrounding her 2020 election-related activities. She answered all of the committee’s questions.”
“As she has said from the outset, Ms Thomas had significant concerns about fraud and irregularities in the 2020 election,” the statement added. “And as she told the committee, her minimal and general activity focused on making sure reports of fraud and irregularities were investigated. Additionally, she played no role in any events after the 2020 election results. As she wrote in a text to Mark Meadows at the time, she also condemned the January 6 violence as she abhors violence on any side of the aisle.”
https://www.newsweek.com/ginni-thomas-still-says-2020-election-stolen-bennie-thompson-1747689 Ginni Thomas still says the 2020 election was stolen: Bennie Thompson