Ginni Thomas Tells Committee 2020 Election Was Stolen

Clarence Thomas' wife won't say if the two discussed her belief on voting results
By Bob Cronin,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 29, 2022 7:05 PM CDT
Panel Questions Ginni Thomas, Who Again Claims Voting Fraud
Ginni Thomas walks Thursday to a room in the O'Neill House Office Building, part of the Capitol complex, where she was interviewed by a House committee.   (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

The House committee investigating the attack on the Capitol interviewed Ginni Thomas on Thursday, and was told the wife of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas maintains her belief that the 2020 presidential election was stolen. "She said that," Democratic Chairman Bennie Thompson told CNN afterward, despite a lack of evidence of fraud. She answered many questions during the voluntary appearance, members and her lawyer said, but Thomas declined to say whether she had talked with her husband about her belief that the election was fraudulent. Attorney Mark Paoletta, said his client has "significant concerns about fraud and irregularities" in the voting, per the Washington Post.

The panel wanted to talk to Thomas about the dozens of text messages she sent Mark Meadows, who was then President Donald Trump's chief of staff, pushing him to try to overturn the election results, per USA Today. Before taking questions Thursday, Thomas read from a prepared statement in which she said her activities involving the election were separate from her husband's role on the Supreme Court. Paoletta's statement said Thomas' activism was intended solely to ensure reports of voting fraud were investigated. "Beyond that, she played no role in any events after the 2020 election results," he said. (Read more Virginia Thomas stories.)

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