GOP STUNNED as a Number of Republicans Side with Jan 6th Committee on…

For weeks now, the Republican Party has been dragging the January 6th select committee as a partisan nightmare whose goal was to re-do Donald Trump’s second impeachment trial, this time under Democratic control.

The Dems, while feigning concern for the impartiality of the endeavor, have been ruthless, targeting former President Trump’s inner circle swiftly and sternly, issuing subpoenas to some of No. 45’s most trusted advisers.

One such man is Steve Bannon, who essentially told the committee where they could shove their request, stating that a court would need to intervene on his claim of executive privilege before he could comply.  Instead, the committee put the issue up to a vote in the House of Representatives, hoping to hold the former Trump confidante in contempt.

When it came time to vote, the GOP got an ugly surprise.

There were a few Republicans Thursday who surprised observers when they voted in support of holding former Trump adviser Steve Bannon in contempt of Congress and referring him to the Justice Department for criminal prosecution.

Prior to the vote, four Republicans were considered a lock to approve the criminal referral, according to Capitol Hill sources: Reps. Liz Cheney of Wyoming, Adam Kinzinger of Illinois, Fred Upton of Michigan and Anthony Gonzalez of Ohio.

So, who were the others?

The remaining five Republicans included three who voted for impeachment — Peter Meijer of Michigan, John Katko of New York and Jaime Herrera Beutler of Washington — and two House Republicans who did not vote to impeach Trump: Nancy Mace of South Carolina and Brian Fitzpatrick of Pennsylvania.

Trump himself has already sued the Jan. 6th committee and the National Archives in an attempt to prevent the group from gaining access to White House records from that day.