Jan. 6 Panel Subpoenas Proud Boys, Oath Keepers
The House committee investigating Jan. 6 issued subpoenas for the militia groups the Proud Boys and the Oath Keepers and their leaders.
“The Select Committee is seeking information from individuals and organizations reportedly involved with planning the attack, with the violent mob that stormed the Capitol on January 6th, or with efforts to overturn the results of the election,” Committee Chair Bennie Thompson (D-MS) said in a statement.
“We believe the individuals and organizations we subpoenaed today have relevant information about how violence erupted at the Capitol and the preparation leading up to this violent attack,” he added.
The panel subpoenaed Henry “Enrique” Tarrio, then-chairman of the Proud Boys, and Elmer Stewart Rhodes, founder of the Oath Keepers. The Hill reported that the Justice Department indicted roughly 34 Proud Boys and 18 members of the Oath Keepers.
Tarrio is currently serving a six-month sentence for burning a Black Lives Matter flag stolen from a church. He is scheduled to appear for a deposition on Dec. 15, and Rhodes is scheduled for Dec. 14.