The U.S. Supreme Court has rejected a motion filed by Arizona GOP Chairwoman Kelli Ward to block The House Jan 6 Committee subpoena of her phone records.
The court rejected Ward’s request in a 7-2 vote, clearing the way for the House’s Jan. 6 select committee to obtain Ward’s phone records. Only Justices Clarence Thomas and Samuel Alito dissented, Politico reports.
“The panel is seeking evidence related to Ward’s coordination with Trump and his allies to assemble a slate of fake presidential electors intended to help disrupt the transfer of power on Jan. 6, 2021,” the report states.
Ward, who was interviewed by the House Select Committee earlier this year, pleaded the Fifth Amendment when asked about her efforts to arrange a slate of fake pro-Trump electors.
Thomas’ dissent is noteworthy given that he has refused to recuse himself from January 6th-related cases despite the fact that his wife, conservative activist Ginni Thomas, was part of the effort to overturn former President Donald Trump’s election loss, and she even went so far as to lobby Arizona state legislatures to decertify the results.
Like Thoma’s wife, Ward was a key ally during Donald Trump’s effort to subvert the 2020 election.