Jan. 6 Panel Subpoenas 5 GOP Lawmakers
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The House select committee investigating the Jan. 6, 2021, Capitol riot has issued subpoenas to five Republican lawmakers, including House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA).
The other members of Congress to receive subpoenas were Reps. Scott Perry (R-PA), Jim Jordan (R-OH), Andy Biggs (R-AZ), and Mo Brooks (R-AL).
The panel’s chairman, Rep. Bennie Thompson (D-MS), said the lawmakers “have information relevant to our investigation into the attack on January 6th and the events leading up to it.”
The committee is slated to begin its public hearings next month.
“Before we hold our hearings next month, we [had] wished to provide members the opportunity to discuss these matters with the committee voluntarily. Regrettably, the individuals receiving subpoenas today have refused, and we’re forced to take this step to help ensure the committee uncovers facts concerning January 6th,” Thompson said.
“We urge our colleagues to comply with the law, do their patriotic duty, and cooperate with our investigation as hundreds of other witnesses have done.”
Perry issued a statement in response to the subpoena, calling it the committee’s “latest charade.”
“That this illegitimate body leaked their latest charade to the media ahead of contacting targeted Members is proof positive once again that this political witch hunt is about fabricating headlines and distracting Americans from their abysmal record of running America into the ground,” Perry said.