The news first reported it Jamie Gangel, CNN correspondent i then by MSNBC’s Ali Vitali, who said Thomas responded to a letter asking him to appear before the committee and was not subpoenaed.
Thomas’ involvement in former President Donald Trump’s “stolen election” lies and the U.S. Capitol riot has been a topic of interest for some time, especially since there is evidence that he urged at least two lawmakers from the state of Wisconsin, including the chairman of the Senate Elections Committee. , to overturn President Joe Biden’s 2020 election victory.
He also sent messages to more than two dozen Arizona lawmakers, arguing, without evidence, that there had been widespread voter fraud in the 2020 presidential election.
Additionally, there are texts in which Thomas urged then-White House chief of staff Mark Meadows to continue the battle to overturn the election results, as well as text messages and emails to the Trump-allied lawyer and “coup memo” author John Eastman discussing how it can be turned around. the vow.
“Help this great president stand his ground, Mark,” Thomas wrote to Meadows after the 2020 election. “Most know Biden and the left are attempting the biggest heist in our history.”
Thomas had declined other requests to appear before the House panel.
In June, his lawyer Mark Paoletta said there was no reason for him to testify before the House select committee and said he had “serious concerns” about any possible interview.
No date has been announced for Thomas’ interview with the committee, which will hold its next hearing on September 28.
The news understandably piqued the interest of Twitter users, many of whom predicted how his testimony might go.
Still, others felt it was important to put their testimony on record.