Liz Cheney’s unconstitutional January 6 Committee subpoenaed GOP Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy and four pro-Trump Republican lawmakers.
Rep. Jim Jordan (OH), Andy Biggs (AZ), Mo Brooks (AL) and Scott Perry (PA) were issued subpoenas.
“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,” J6 panel chairman, Rep. Bennie Thompson said in a press release, according to CNBC.
“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,” Thompson said.
House Republican leader Kevin McCarthy and four other GOP lawmakers allied with former President Donald Trump were subpoenaed by the select committee investigating the Jan. 6 Capitol riot, the panel said Thursday.
The move marked the first time that the bipartisan investigation has issued subpoenas to sitting members of Congress. The dramatic step came less than a month before that House committee planned to kick off a series of public hearings.
Along with McCarthy, the other Republican House members whose testimony is being sought under subpoena are Reps. Jim Jordan of Ohio, Andy Biggs of Arizona, Mo Brooks of Alabama and Pennsylvania’s Scott Perry.
All five Republicans had previously refused the panel’s requests to voluntarily cooperate with the investigation. In Thursday’s letters, the committee tells each of the lawmakers: “You declined voluntary cooperation, and we are left with no choice but to issue you a subpoena.”