Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D-Calif.), a member of the House select committee investigating the Jan. 6, 2021, Capitol attack, has said that during the committee’s upcoming hearing on Thursday they might not feature testimony from Ginni Thomas.
Last month the panel interviewed Thomas, a conservative activist who is currently married to Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas. The committee is also preparing for another public meeting soon.
During an interview with MSNBC host, Yasmin Vossoughian Lofgren said that Ginni Thomas’ testimony may be featured in the hearing.
The California Democrat also said that the original interview was not taped. Previously some of the other interviews relating to this case had been videotaped. If any part of Thomas’ interview is set to be used it will only be shown through a transcript.
Lofgren said that this was a mutual agreement that they came to with Thomas, which she found to be “suitable from all sides.”
For months the committee had been trying to speak to Thomas, especially following the publication of a report that Thomas had exchanged emails with John Eastman, the lawyer who was responsible for the memos which outlined how then-Vice President Mike Pence could keep Trump in power.
During that time she had also spoken to White House chief of staff Mark Meadows and Arizona lawmakers to see what the option was for overturning the 2020 presidential election.
Lofgren said that the panel had a lengthy interview with Thomas. She also added that she was not there for all of it as she read what was said in the transcript.