As the investigation into the attack on the United States Capitol Building goes on, the list of subpoenaed grows and adds more of the worst of the worst people in the country.
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.https://t.co/hZjZS7AtkS
— January 6th Committee (@January6thCmte) November 23, 2021
The subpoenas focused on three groups and people in their leadership: the Proud Boys, the Oath Keepers, and the 1st Amendment Praetorium. Leaders of those groups subpoenaed by the committee include Henry “Enrique” Tarrio, Elmer Stewart Rhodes, and Robert Patrick Lewis.
In a statement announcing the subpoenas, the committee said that:
‘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. 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. The Select Committee is moving swiftly to uncover the facts of what happened on that day and we expect every witness to comply with the law and cooperate so we can get answers to the American people.’
Each of the far-right, neo-Nazi organizations participated in providing “security” for Stop the Steal rallies, including on the day of the insurrection in Washington, D.C. Leaders in those organizations, such as Tarrio, Rhodes, and Lewis, will likely be asked about their hand in coordinating those events and what they knew prior to the attack.
Twitter encouraged the committee to keep following the trail. Read some of their comments below: