Virginia “Ginni” Thomas, the wife of conservative Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, could be forced to testify about her role in the insurrection on Jan. 6, according to Rep. Liz Cheney, who is vice chair of the committee investigating the events surrounding the attack on the U.S. Capitol.
In an interview with CNN’s “State of the Union” on Sunday, the Wyoming Republican said the committee is talking to the attorneys of Ginni Thomas and urging her to cooperate.
“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. “I hope it doesn’t get to that. I hope she will come in voluntarily.”
“It’s very important for us to speak to her,” Cheney said.
Thomas is one of many people that the congressional committee has sought information from as it investigates the events of Jan. 6, 2021. Earlier this year, NBC News and other outlets obtained a series of text messages that Thomas reportedly sent to former President Donald Trump’s chief of staff Mark Meadows backing the false claim that the 2020 presidential election was stolen.