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It seems that the January 6 Committee is determined to make noise prior to midterms, and their new witness will most likely be just that.
Ginni Thomas, the wife of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, has agreed to be interviewed by the committee, her attorney said, CNN reported.
“As she has said from the outset, Mrs. Thomas is eager to answer the Committee’s questions to clear up any misconceptions about her work relating to the 2020 election. She looks forward to that opportunity,”Mark Paoletta, her lawyer, stated that she was.
Her attorney stated that he didn’t see any reason why the committee should hear from her in June.
“I am asking the Committee to provide a better justification for why Mrs. Thomas’s testimony is relevant to the Committee’s legislative purpose,”He stated.
He claimed that she was “willing to appear”And “eager to clear her name,”He was however concerned about the interview she might be given if asked. “to continue the baseless harassment she has been subjected to since January 6.”
His client was in the US Capitol on January 6, he stated. “but left well before the President began to speak, and well before any individuals began marching on the Capitol.”
“She held no official or unofficial role in the White House, nor in President Trump’s reelection campaign,”He stated.
In July, Wyoming Rep. Liz Cheney lost her primary election and will no longer be in Congress after January 2023. She threatened to subpoena Cheney.
“The committee is engaged with her counsel. We certainly hope that she will agree to come in voluntarily. But the committee is fully prepared to contemplate a subpoena if she does not. I hope it doesn’t get to that,”Sie said.
“I hope she will come in voluntarily. We have certainly spoken with numbers of people who are similarly situated in terms of the discussions that she was having that you mentioned. So it’s very important for us to speak with her. And, as I said, I hope she will agree to do so voluntarily. But I’m sure we will contemplate a subpoena if she won’t,”Sie said.
“The committee is fully prepared to contemplate a subpoena.”@RepLizCheneyBecause of the messages Mark Meadows received about 2020 election results, Ginni Thomas will be subpoenaed by the Jan. 6 Committee. @CNNSotu #CNNSOTU pic.twitter.com/uVsVDAvXtv
— CNN (@CNN) July 24, 2022
Alexandria Ocasio Cortez, Democrat Rep. joined a chorus left-wing Democrats calling on Clarence Thomas, Associate Supreme Court Justice to resign from his position or face impeachment proceedings.
“Clarence Thomas should resign,”On Tuesday, the New York Democratic representative sent a tweet. “If not, his failure to disclose income from right-wing organizations, recuse himself from matters involving his wife, and his vote to block the Jan 6th commission from key information must be investigated and could serve as grounds for impeachment.”
Washington Examiner also added:
Ocasio-Cortez echoed what numerous other Democratic colleagues, including Minnesota Rep. Ilhan Omar, have said in regards to the most senior justice’s spouse Ginni Thomas. The justice’s wife is a longtime conservative advocate and most recently had a trove of messages revealed by the House Jan. 6 Committee investigating the riot on the U.S. Capitol. Thomas was seen encouraging Mark Meadows, the ex-White House chief of staff, to fight to change the results of 2020’s election.
The progressive Democrat also questioned Clarence Thomas’s refusal to recuse himself from several election-related cases before the Supreme Court, including at least 10 rulings concerning the 2020 presidential election.
Leftists have criticized Reagan’s appointee over a January case in which he was the only justice to dissent from an 8-1 decision that placed the House Select Committee, Jan. 6, on track to get records from Trump White House.
And now, the committee is deliberating whether to call Ginni Thomas in to provide voluntary testimony in order to discover more about her support for attorney Sidney Powell’s efforts challenging the 2020 election result.
“I think what we know, if investigated further, could absolutely be grounds for potential impeachment. I absolutely do believe that,” Ocasio-Cortez told Axios .
House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) rejected calls for Thomas to recuse himself from certain cases because of his wife’s political advocacy.
“It’s his decision based upon law. If you spent any time studying the Supreme Court justice, he’s one who studies correctly,”McCarthy spoke. “If he sees it’s not upholding the Constitution he’ll rule against it. If it’s the Constitution, that’s what his job should be. It’s him.”
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