“I can confirm that Ginni Thomas has agreed to participate in a voluntary interview with the committee,” Paoletta said. “As she has said from the beginning, Mrs. Thomas is eager to answer the committee’s questions to clear up any misunderstandings about her work related to the 2020 election. She looks forward to this opportunity.”
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The committee had earlier announced a public hearing next week.
The panel had considered issuing a subpoena to compel her to testify. Thomas, a longtime conservative activist, has urged lawmakers and top Republican officials to overturn Joe Biden’s victory in the 2020 presidential election, citing unfounded claims of widespread voter fraud.
Her efforts have caught the attention of lawmakers and legal scholars, who have questioned whether it would prompt Clarence Thomas to recuse himself from any cases related to a career his wife had worked on.
Gene Thomas repeatedly urged White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows to find a way to overturn the election, according to messages she sent him weeks after the election. The messages represent an extraordinary conduit between Thomas and one of Trump’s top aides, as the president and his allies vowed to take their efforts all the way to the Supreme Court.
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She emailed 29 Arizona lawmakers in November and December 2020, urging them to set aside Biden’s popular vote victory and “choose” their own presidential elector. She also emailed two Republican lawmakers in Wisconsin, urging them to do the same.
March 6, 2021 — Two months after Trump supporters attacked the U.S. Capitol, and Congress is proving Biden’s victory — Thomas attended a gathering of right-wing activists as a speaker delivered a thunderous speech. The applause declared that Trump was still the “legitimate president,” footage of the event showed.