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Ginni Thomas, conservative activist, Supreme Court wife, interviewed by J6 committee

The voluntary interview lasted roughly four hours.

Published: September 29, 2022 7:49pm

Updated: September 29, 2022 9:26pm

Virginia "Ginni" Thomas – a conservative activist and the the wife of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas – was interviewed Thursday by the Democrat-led House committee investigating the Jan. 6 riot and the actions that led to the event.

The voluntary interview on Capitol Hill lasted roughly four hours, according to the Associated Press. 

"It's a work in progress," committee Chairman Rep. Bennie Thompson said after the interview. "At this point, we're glad she came."

It's unclear whether the Mississippi Democrat's comment suggested Thomas would return for more interviews.

The committee had for months tried to interview Thomas to learn more about her and former President Trump's beliefs that widespread voting fraud cost him reelection.

Thomas reportedly texted with White House chief of staff Mark Meadows and contacted lawmakers in Arizona and Wisconsin in the weeks after the 2020 election.

"As she has said from the outset, Mrs. Thomas had significant concerns about fraud and irregularities in the 2020 election," Mark Paoletta, her attorney, said in a statement, the wire service also reports. "And as she told the committee, her minimal and mainstream activity focused on ensuring that reports of fraud and irregularities were investigated."

Paoletta also said, "Beyond that, she played no role in any events after the 2020 election results."

Thomas has previously said that she attended a pro-Trump rally the morning of the Jan. 6, 2021, riot but left before Trump spoke and the crowds headed for the Capitol.

The testimony from Thomas was one of the last remaining for the panel, having interviewed over 1,000 witnesses and held eight hearings.

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