Virginia Thomas to meet with Jan. 6 committee

Liz Cheney indicated in July that the investigative body was mulling a subpoena should Thomas decline to voluntarily meet with the lawmakers.

Updated: September 21, 2022 - 8:00pm

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Virginia Thomas, wife of Supreme Court Associate Justice Clarence Thomas, will attend an interview with the House select committee investigating the events of Jan. 6.

"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," Thomas attorney Mark Paoletta told CNN.

Wyoming Republican Rep. Liz Cheney, one of two GOP members on the committee, indicated in July that the investigative body was mulling a subpoena should Thomas decline to voluntarily meet with the lawmakers.

"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," Cheney said at the time. "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."

Thomas has been a prominent skeptic of the 2020 presidential election results. The committee is in possession of correspondence between Thomas and Trump election lawyer John Eastman, as well as texts between her and former White House chief of staff Mark Meadows.

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