Virginia “Ginni” Thomas, the wife of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, has agreed to have an interview with the House Jan. 6 committee according to a statement made by her lawyer Mark Paoletta. Paoletta in a statement wrote that Thomas is eager to answer any questions that the Committee might have.
The committee has requested that Thomas speaks to them regarding the attack on the Capitol. The request was first made in June.
Thomas has previously come under fire over her potential involvement in the events that led to the Jan. 6 riot. This was caused by the revelation that she had been in communication with former White House chief of staff Mark Meadows and Trump attorney John Eastman about what could be done for the election results to be overturned.
Thomas is now eager to speak with the committee to “clear up misconceptions.” Her attorney has maintained that it is not currently necessary for her to testify and has asked the committee for “better justification.”
Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.), the panel’s vice chairwoman, has threatened that if needed she would subpoena Thomas. These threats were originally posed in July after Thomas refused to voluntarily appear before the committee.