Virginia Thomas, wife of Supreme Court justice, agrees to interview with Jan. 6 panel
Conservative activist Virginia “Guine” Thomas, wife of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, has agreed to participate in a voluntary interview with a House panel investigating the Jan. 6 uprising, her lawyers said Wednesday.
Attorney Mark Pauletta said Thomas “is eager to answer the committee’s questions to clarify any misunderstandings about her work related to the 2020 election.”
The committee has sought an interview with Thomas to learn more about her role in helping former President Trump overturn an electoral defeat. As part of that effort, she reached out to lawmakers in Arizona and Wisconsin.
The panel announced Wednesday that it will reconvene on Sept. 28 in what could be the last in a series of hearings that began in the spring. The announcement comes as the committee prepares to wrap up its work by the end of the year and is writing a final report on its findings into the U.S. Capitol riots.
Committee members pledged to hold more hearings in September as they wrap up hearings. Wyoming Rep. Liz Cheney, the Republican vice chair, said the committee “has more evidence to share with the American people, and more evidence to gather.”
It is unclear whether the hearing will provide a general overview of what the panel has learned, or whether it will focus on new information and evidence, such as the interview with Thomas. The committee held several interviews with Trump’s cabinet secretaries in late July and August, some of whom had discussed invoking constitutional process in the 25th Amendment to remove Trump from office after the uprising.