Trump allies Kevin McCarthy, Jim Jordan, Scott Perry, Mo Brooks and Andy Biggs are all GOP lawmakers who declined to participate in voluntary interviews with the House Select Committee on 6. January. In a bold move, the Commission issued subpoenas to all five of them on Thursday, though none are expected to comply voluntarily and could face consequences. if they refuse to show up.
But it’s not just Democrats who want accountability for the events of January 6, and engagement clearly coming from within the House literally. The former chairman of the Republican National Committee (RNC) is also calling for accountability and has appeared on MSNBC to discuss the ramifications if the five are not forced to appear.
As the Commission prepares for its live televised hearings in June, Committee members are making it clear that they do not play softball as they investigate, setting a new precedent by issuing subpoenas most of the time. court for sitting members of Congress. Representative Adam Schiff (D-CA) told reporters: “These are the people who attended the protest, spoke on the phone with the president, who [Trump] were informed that the election had been canceled and one of them may have pursued an amnesty for those involved,” he said. “It is hard to imagine witnesses with more evidence directly relevant to the commission and more important information to the American people,” added Schiff.
The Selection Committee has subpoenaed Representatives Kevin McCarthy, Scott Perry, Jim Jordan, Andy Biggs, and Mo Brooks for testimony about the demotion during the committee’s investigation into the January 6 attack on the Palace. The United States Capitol and its causes.
– Committee January 6 (@ January6thCmte) May 12, 2022
Former RNC President Michael Steele, one of the first Never Trumpers, appeared on MSNBC and told Katie Phang that the Commission had better “enforce the damn subpoena” so the American people could finally have able to realize the truth of what happened on January 6th. Phang also told many viewers that she was ready for the consequences after so much time. See their conversation, below.
https://hillreporter.com/watch-enforce-the-damn-subpoenas-former-rnc-chair-implores-jan-6th-committee-to-act-131498 [WATCH] ‘Enforce the Damn Subpoenas!” Former RNC Chair Implores Jan 6th Committee to Act