In perhaps only a few weeks’ time, our nation will find itself being inundated with soundbites and spin from public hearings regarding the events of January 6th, 2021.
The select committee tasked with investigating the would-be insurrection is planning on holding some very public hearings regarding the whole thing, possibly with the collateral intent of damaging the GOP’s image in the run-up to the midterm elections.
Now, as those hearings approach, the committee is takin aim at some of the right’s most notable sitting lawmakers.
The House select committee on Jan. 6 filed subpoenas Thursday against several Republican congressmen who have refused to cooperate with the investigation, including Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy.
The subpoenas also hit Reps. Andy Biggs, R-Texas, Mo Brooks, R-Ala., Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, and Scott Perry, R-Ohio. The committee is tasked with investigating the events leading up to and during the storming of the U.S. Capitol in early 2021. Chairman Bennie Thompson says his committee requested voluntary testimony from each of the congressmen prior to filing the subpoenas.
The committee was stern in their request.
“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,” Committee chairman Bennie Thompson D-Miss said in a statement. “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.”
Mccarthy, when asked about the move, suggested that he had not yet seen the subpoena, but reiterated his belief that the committee was not conducting a legitimate investigation.