(RoyalPatriot.com )- The wife of Supreme Court justice Clarence Thomas was not among the people who the House’s January 6 committee referred to the Department of Justice on criminal charges.
Virginia “Ginni” Thomas wasn’t referred to the DOJ for criminal referrals as part of the House committee’s investigation into January 6, 2021.
Thomas was brought up as part of the inquiry because of text message conversations she had with Mark Meadows while former President Donald Trump was still in the White House. Meadows was Trump’s White House chief of staff.
The conversations included Thomas sending messages that encouraged Meadows to continue trying to overturn the results of the 2020 presidential election so that Trump would win instead of Democrat Joe Biden.
Thomas was also accused of conferring with John Eastman, a prominent conservative lawyer who was one of the people the House committee referred to the DOJ for criminal charges. The committee accused Eastman of conspiring to defraud the United States, as well as conspiracy to make a false statement.
After the criminal referrals were announced, many people took to social media to question why Thomas wasn’t one of the people who was referred. Jonathan Goldman, a TV producer, tweeted:
“How do you make a criminal referral for John Eastman but not Ginni Thomas? They literally conspired to overthrow democracy together.”
The findings from the House committee suggested that Eastman played a central role in crafting a plan that asserted incorrectly that Mike Pence had the authority as vice president to throw out the 2020 presidential election results while Congress was set to certify the results of the Electoral College on the day of the insurrection.
In September, Thomas testified before the House’s select January 6 committee. While much of that testimony wasn’t released to the public, she apparently continued to maintain that the presidential election was stolen from Trump.
Earlier this week, Robert Costa, the chief election and campaign correspondent for CBS News, said it was still “unclear” whether the testimony Thomas gave to the committee would ever be released to the public. He tweeted:
“It was not recorded, in terms of audio or video, but sources say a transcript exists in the files.”
Thomas’ husband, Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, has also been the subject of criticism in regard to the actions of his wife. Many people have said that Thomas should have recused himself from all cases that came before the Supreme Court regarding the 2020 presidential election, due to his wife’s very partisan involvement in it.
But, Thomas refused to recuse himself, angering many people — especially liberals who have railed against the conservative supermajority on the high court.
The House special committee made several criminal referrals to the DOJ as the result of its investigation. It isn’t certain whether the DOJ will actually bring any charges against those people, though.
The DOJ was already conducting an investigation of its own into the Capitol riot, so the criminal referrals by the House special committee are largely being seen as symbolic in nature.