As we grow ever closer to June 9th, when the January 6 hearings go public, the committee still has outstanding testimony to wrap up. Granted they have asked politely — twice, but three individuals are markedly reluctant.
They are Representatives Mo Brooks (R-AL), Andy Biggs (R-AZ), and lest we never forget, former Trump’s physician, Representative Ronny Jackson (R-TX), according to The USA Today.
The Select Committee was looking for the men to volunteer to testify. The reason these guys have been tied into this whole mess is they may have been working with the insurgents. They also tried to interrupt the process of President Joe Biden taking office in a smooth transition.
Brooks said that the former president asked for his help to stay in office, even after the failed coup. Biggs made note of his participation in presidential pardons. Plus, he was also involved with the “Stop the Steal” movement and worked with state legislators to spread the word.
And lest we never forget, Dr. Jackson was Trump’s physician while he was in the White House. This doctor grew a 70-year-old-plus man one inch and lost him tens of ten of pounds in the White House in 2018, according to The Washington Post. Jackson indicated that the white nationalist organization Oath Keepers was there only to protect the legislator.
Committee Chair Bennie Thompson (D-MS) and Vice-Chair Liz Cheney (R-WY) released a joint statement that read:
‘The Select Committee has learned that several of our colleagues have information relevant to our investigation into the facts, circumstances, and causes of January 6th. As we work to provide answers to the American people about that day, we consider it a patriotic duty for all witnesses to cooperate.’
‘We urge our colleagues to join the hundreds of individuals who have shared information with the Select Committee to get to the bottom of what happened on Jan. 6.’
This is Brooks’ statement where he commented:
‘President Trump asked me to rescind the 2020 elections, immediately remove Joe Biden from the White House, immediately put President Trump back in the White House, and hold a new special election for the presidency.’
‘As a lawyer, I’ve repeatedly advised President Trump that January 6 was the final election contest verdict and neither the U.S. Constitution nor the U.S. Code permit what President Trump asks. Period.’
Of course, these three legislators were not the only ones invited to the January 6 Committee. Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) and Reps. Jim Jordan (R-OH) and Scott Perry (R-PA) were asked but declined.
After Donald Trump pulled his endorsement of Brooks for the U.S. Senate campaign, the legislator said that he might talk to the January 6 Committee, after all. At approximately that time, the news surfaced that the ex-president kept on trying to force legislators to halt Biden’s smooth transition into the presidency.
The Nobuakiyoshi Group called it the “worst attack on the Capitol since 1814:”
The deadline for the January 6 Select Committee going public grows ever closer.
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