Adam Schiff: Clarence Thomas Should Remove Himself From Jan 6 Cases “At A Minimum”
Do Americans even care about this event anymore? Jan. 6 committee member Adam Schiff attempted to give a new breath of life to the narrative of the January 6th ‘insurrection’ after he attacked Justice Clarence Thomas for his involvement in the case, accusing him of crossing the line.
Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) dialed up his rhetoric criticizing Thomas after Liz Cheney (R-WY), the Jan. 6 committee vice chairwoman, said the panel could subpoena Virginia “Ginni” Thomas Sunday. Ginni is the wife of Clarence Thomas.
Schiff pointed to a Supreme Court ruling in January that rejected a request by former President Donald Trump to bar the release of White House records to the Jan. 6 committee; Thomas was the only justice who dissented.
“There are lines that shouldn’t be crossed, but those lines involve sitting Supreme Court justices not presiding or appearing or taking action in cases in which their spouse may be implicated,” Schiff said during an appearance on CBS. “And in this case, for Clarence Thomas to issue a decision, in a case of dissent, in a case where Congress is trying to get documents, and those documents might involve his own wife, that’s the line that’s been crossed. And I think, for Congress to be looking into these issues, looking into conflict of interest issues.”
He continued, “But here, looking into issues whether it involves the wife of a Supreme Court justice or anyone else, if they have information or role in an effort to overturn an election. Yes, they’re not excluded from examination.”
Face the Nation moderator Margaret Brennan asked Schiff if there are lines that should not be crossed when it comes to the Supreme Court’s involvement in the case.
“One of the objections to the premise of a subpoena here is that it sets a dangerous precedent by putting the spouse of a justice in this political forum,” said Schiff in his response.
Brennan asked Schiff if he supports issuing a subpoena to force information out of Ginni Thomas that may relate to the storming of the US Capitol on January 6th, 2021.
“If she has relevant information [for our] investigation, we hope she comes in voluntarily,” Schiff replied, in lockstep with Liz Cheney’s position on the matter. “But if she doesn’t, then we should give that a serious consideration. And, yes, I think those that we decided have important enough information should be subpoenaed.”
Ginni Thomas’ lawyer Mark Paoletta has attempted to avoid having his client be forced into public questioning, as indicated by a letter he sent to the committee in late June demanding “better justification” for her requested appearance before Congress.
Big League Politics has covered other attacks on Thomas and his wife by the left — a previous report featured the “conservatives” of The Lincoln Project suggesting that Ginni is a member of a cult.