Cheney Appears Reluctant to Allow Subpoena to Ginni Thomas for Jan. 6 Panel

Cheney Appears Reluctant to Allow Subpoena to Ginni Thomas for Jan. 6 Panel Liz Cheney Rep. Liz Cheney, R-Wyo. (Getty Images)

By Brian Freeman | Tuesday, 26 April 2022 05:30 PM

The House select committee investigating the January 6 Capitol riot appears unlikely to issue a subpoena to Virginia Thomas, because Republican member of the panel Rep. Liz Cheney wants to avoid targeting the wife of a Supreme Court justice, Clarence Thomas, who is beloved by conservatives, The New York Times has reported.

Ginni Thomas texted former White House chief of staff Mark Meadows more than two dozen times following the 2020 election in order to encourage him to contest the results, according to The Washington Post.

One source close to Thomas said that "bringing in Ginni would only be to go after Justice Thomas, and if Cheney does not oppose this, she would be crossing the Rubicon on betrayal. She's anti-Trump. But are you seriously going to be anti-Justice Thomas? That sounds like a really bad decision, and a lot of her constituents will be upset," according to the Washington Examiner.

Cheney is already facing serious primary challenges, Mediaite reported. Former President Donald Trump has backed her challenger because the Wyoming representative voted to impeach him after the riots, and the state's Republican Party has censured her for the same reason.

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