Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-MD) described Ginni Thomas’ testimony before the 1/6 Committee as deranged.
“I can’t say that,” said Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-Md.) when asked if Thomas had provided any new leads to the panel. And committee chair Rep. Bennie Thompson (D-Miss.) previously said her testimony was “typical” of others steeped in fringe beliefs about the election. He said Friday Thomas did not claim any privileges when he was set for the interview.
“She has absolute First Amendment rights to hold any position she wants, and that means she can have as deranged a position as she wants in the 2020 election,” Raskin said. He added: “I expect no more of their right-wing politics than anyone steeped in this sectarian orthodoxy today.”
Ginni Thomas apparently didn’t go before the committee and try to rationalize the irrational. It appears that she expressed to the committee the same deranged beliefs she expressed publicly about the stolen election.
The idea that a Supreme Court Justice’s wife could be labeled cultic is disturbing, but also a stark warning. Cults don’t give up after losing elections, and cults don’t disappear by ignoring them.
Unless held accountable, Trump and his cult will return in 2024 to try to destroy democracy, which is why the work of Committee 1/6 is vital to the nation’s future.
Mr. Easley is the managing editor. He is also a White House press pool and congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a bachelor’s degree in political science. His thesis focused on public policy with a specialization in social reform movements.
Awards and professional memberships
Member of the Society of Professional Journalists and the American Political Science Association