Jan’s house. Committee 6 will consider subpoenaing Ginni Thomas if she does not agree to a voluntary interview before the committee, Representative. Liz Cheney, R-Wyo, said Sunday.
Speaking on CNN’s “State of the Union,” Cheney, the panel’s vice president, said the committee remained “attached” to Thomas’s attorney and hoped “she would agree to participate voluntarily. “
“But the committee is fully prepared to consider a subpoena if she doesn’t,” she told host Jake Tapper. “I hope it doesn’t get to that point. I hope she will join voluntarily. We have certainly spoken to a number of people with similar views about the discussions she is having that you have had. mention.”
After the jury signaled they would ask her to testify, Thomas told the Daily Caller last month that she was “eager to clear up misconceptions” and “look forward to talking to” the committee . But within weeks, her attorney, Mark Paoletta, denied the commission’s request and asked the lawmakers to provide a “better justification.”
Thomas, the wife of conservative Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, has come under scrutiny for her messages to former President Donald Trump then Chief of Staff Mark Meadows and state lawmakers after the 2020 election, in which she expressed concern about the outcome.
She also pressed 29 Republican Arizona state lawmakers to send emails to help overturn Trump’s loss, The Washington Post reported last month.
Thomas writes “vote fraud accomplice” “is being arrested and detained for vote rigging now and in the coming days, and will live in a barge off GITMO to face military court for the crime.” scam,” according to the Post and other sources. NBC News did not independently verify the text messages in which she also wrote: “Sink-marked ballots in more than 12 states as part of massive Trump campaign & white hat military in 12 states important battlefield.”
Cheney also vowed that the committee would “get to the bottom” of deleted Secret Service text messages from Jan. Dates 5 and 6, 2021, is currently the subject of a criminal investigation.
Last week, the Department of Homeland Security’s Inspector General opened a criminal investigation into the circumstances surrounding the destruction of those text messages, possibly related to riot investigations, two sources said. Newspapers familiar with the matter told NBC News. Those sources said the results of the investigation could be passed on to federal prosecutors.
Cheney said of the missing text messages, which the committee has “become aware of over the past few weeks is very disturbing”.
The committee, which said it would hold more hearings in September, had “must get the information we needed around January 6,” she said.
When asked on “State of the Union” whether her work with the commission would be worth it if she loses the primaries next month, Cheney said, “No question.” Trump-approved challenger Harriet Hageman is leading Cheney in the Wyoming primaries surveys.
“I’m working hard in Wyoming here earning every single vote but I’m also going to say this: I’m not going to lie, I’m not going to say things that aren’t true about the election,” the lawmaker added. faced a tough re-election bid. “My opponents are doing it. …Simply for the sake of getting elected.”