Jan. 6 Committee Subpoenas Five GOP Congressmen

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The House January 6 Select Committee has decided, after much deliberation, to subpoena five Republican representatives. This was a big move, because it had to consider that once in office, the Republicans would feel equally free to subpoena them. After the Republican-dominated House interviewed Secretary Hillary Clinton for 11 hours and running, perhaps they have seen the worst of it, though.

The January 6 Committee sent out five subpoenas:

‘The Select Committee has subpoenaed Representatives Kevin McCarthy, Scott Perry, Jim Jordan, Andy Biggs, and Mo Brooks for deposition testimony as part of the committee’s investigation into the January 6th attack on the U.S. Capitol and its causes.’

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The Select Committee determined that all of them had meetings with or spoke to Trump prior to and during the insurrection:

‘These members include those who participated in meetings at the White House, those who had direct conversations with President Trump leading up to and during the attack, and those who were involved in the planning and coordination of certain activities on and before January 6th.’

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Finally, the January 6 Committee also expressed regrets that the subpoenas were necessary:

‘Before we hold our hearings next month, we wish 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.’

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Chairman Bennie G. Thompson (D-MS) released a statement that his Select Committee subpoenaed Representatives Andy Biggs (R-AZ), Mo Brooks (R-AL), Jim Jordan (R-OH), Kevin McCarthy (R-CA), and Scott Perry (R-PA). They had been asked to come voluntarily, because the Select Committee believed they have pertinent information about the January 6 failed coup and related activities.

Chief Congressional Correspondent for CNN Manu Raju broke the news:

‘NEWS: House’s Jan. 6 select committee issues subpoenas to Kevin McCarthy, Scott Perry, Jim Jordan, Andy Biggs and Mo Brooks’

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Chairman Thompson’s statement read:

‘The Select Committee has learned that several of our colleagues have information relevant to our investigation into the attack on January 6th and the events leading up to it. Before we hold our hearings next month, we 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. 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.’

These five individuals communicated directly with Donald Trump that fateful day or were involved in the preparation leading up to or following January 6. This is why they were summoned:

  • Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy talked to Trump “before, during, and after the attack on January 6th.” He also said he talked to the ex-president right after the failed coup. Trump “admitted some culpability for the attack” at that time.
  • Representative Scott Perry tried to corrupt the Department of Justice by inserting Jeffrey Clark as acting Attorney General. He also talked to the White House in ways that impacted the Select Committee’s investigation.
  • Representative Jim Jordan spoke to Trump on January 6th. In addition, he was involved in “meetings and discussions throughout late 2020 and early 2021 about strategies for overturning the 2020 election.”
  • Representative Andy Biggs was involved in the planning for January 6. That included arranging for protestors to show up and halt the Electoral College vote process. He also tried to get state officials to buy the Big Lie that the 2020 election was stolen. Finally, he sought a presidential pardon from Trump.
  • Representative Mo Brooks gave a speech at the rally preceding the riot. He urged the attendees to “start taking down names and kicking ass.” The president suggested that he “rescind the election of 2020” and reinstate Trump. The representative’s staff had meetings with Vice President Mike Pence’s staff prior to the insurrection.

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