• The January 6 committee chair will seek an interview from Ginni Thomas, chair Rep. Bennie Thompson said.
  • Thomas, the wife of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, was involved in efforts to overturn the election.
  • The January 6 committee is holding public hearings on its findings this month.

The House select committee investigating the January 6 Capitol attack on Thursday requested a meeting with Ginni Thomas, the wife of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, panel chair Rep. Bennie Thompson told reporters.

"We have sent Ms. Thomas a letter asking her to come and talk to the committee," Thompson told CNN on Thursday afternoon. 

The invitation came hours after Thompson told reporters that the committee plans to ask Thomas for a meeting "soon."

"We think it's time that we, at some point, invite her to come talk to the committee," Thompson told Axios.

Rep. Liz Cheney, vice chair of the committee, agreed with the decision to speak with Thomas, Politico reported on Thursday. The Wyoming Republican was initially opposed to seeking testimony from Thomas, according to a Washington Post report last month. 

Thomas reacted to the news on Thursday, telling the Daily Caller she looks forward to meeting with the committee.

"I can't wait to clear up misconceptions," she told the conservative site, without specifying what misconceptions she was referencing. "I look forward to talking to them."

The committee's plans come as Thomas faces scrutiny over her push to challenge the 2020 election results. The Washington Post first reported in March on a slew of text messages that Thomas sent after the 2020 election to then-White House chief of staff Mark Meadows, urging him to pursue efforts to overturn the results.

"Do not concede. It takes time for the army who is gathering for his back," she wrote to Meadows on November 6, 2020.

In another message sent days after news networks projected then-Democratic nominee Joe Biden the winner of the 2020 election, Thomas wrote to Meadows: "Help This Great President stand firm, Mark!!!"

"You are the leader, with him, who is standing for America's constitutional governance at the precipice. The majority knows Biden and the Left is attempting the greatest Heist of our History," she texted on November 10, 2020.

Also in March, Thomas acknowledged that she attended Trump's "Save America" rally held on January 6, 2021. She denied reports that she had ties to organizing the event, and said she left before Trump took the stage.

More recently, the Washington Post obtained emails that Thomas sent to 29 Republican lawmakers in Arizona after the election, pressuring them to overturn Biden's victory in the state.

Thomas also corresponded with conservative lawyer John Eastman, who was in Trump's inner circle after the election and drafted a memo outlining a plan to overturn the election, the Post reported on Wednesday.

Thomas' conduct has raised ethical and legal questions, given that her husband sits on the Supreme Court. Several Democratic lawmakers have called for Clarence Thomas to recuse himself from cases related to the 2020 election and the January 6 committee, while some have even demanded his resignation or impeachment.

Thomas has previously dismissed concerns that her work presents a conflict of interest for her husband. 

"Like so many married couples, we share many of the same ideals, principles, and aspirations for America," Thomas said in an interview with the Washington Free Beacon. "But we have our own separate careers, and our own ideas and opinions too. Clarence doesn't discuss his work with me, and I don't involve him in my work."

Correction: A previous version of this report misstated the January 6 committee's plans. The panel said it will seek an interview from Thomas.

This report has been updated with reporting on the January 6 committee's letter to Thomas.

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