Liz Cheney’s unconstitutional January 6 Committee subpoenaed GOP Minority Chief Kevin McCarthy and 4 pro-Trump Republican lawmakers.
Rep. Jim Jordan (OH), Andy Biggs (AZ), Mo Brooks (AL) and Scott Perry (PA) have been issued subpoenas.
“The Choose Committee has discovered that a number of of our colleagues have data related to our investigation into the assault on January sixth and the occasions main as much as it,” J6 panel chairman, Rep. Bennie Thompson stated in a press launch, in response to CNBC.
“Earlier than we maintain our hearings subsequent month, we wished to offer members the chance to debate these issues with the committee voluntarily. Regrettably, the people receiving subpoenas immediately have refused and we’re pressured to take this step to assist make sure the committee uncovers info regarding January sixth,” Thompson stated.
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Home Republican chief Kevin McCarthy and 4 different GOP lawmakers allied with former President Donald Trump have been subpoenaed by the choose committee investigating the Jan. 6 Capitol riot, the panel stated Thursday.
The transfer marked the primary time that the bipartisan investigation has issued subpoenas to sitting members of Congress. The dramatic step got here lower than a month earlier than that Home committee deliberate to kick off a sequence of public hearings.
Together with McCarthy, the opposite Republican Home members whose testimony is being sought beneath subpoena are Reps. Jim Jordan of Ohio, Andy Biggs of Arizona, Mo Brooks of Alabama and Pennsylvania’s Scott Perry.
All 5 Republicans had beforehand refused the panel’s requests to voluntarily cooperate with the investigation. In Thursday’s letters, the committee tells every of the lawmakers: “You declined voluntary cooperation, and we’re left with no alternative however to challenge you a subpoena.”