On Thursday, Representative Bennie G. Thompson, the Chair of the January 6th Committee, announced that the House Select Panel had issued subpoenas to five GOP Congressional members, seeking their deposition testimony as part of the Select Panel’s inquiry into the deadly Capitol insurrection by the supporters of the former US President Donald Trump.
The January 6th Committee is issuing unprecedented subpoenas to five Republican members of Congress – Rep. Kevin McCarthy, Rep. Jim Jordan, Rep. Scott Perry, Rep. Mo Brooks, and Rep. Andy Biggs – whom the panel has invited to appear willingly in front of the Capitol attack inquiry committee because the panel has the motive to believe that they’ve related information of the events leading up to or on January 6, 2021, and also the goings-on linked to the transition of power.
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.
— January 6th Committee (@January6thCmte) May 12, 2022
Furthermore, the Democratic Congressman from Mississippi’s Second District said that he learned that several of their colleagues have the relevant knowledge to their inquiry into the violent Capitol Hill attack on the 6th of January and events leading up to the day. Thompson added that they hold their hearings in June, and the panel desires to provide members the chance to negotiate these issues with the inquiry panel willingly.
‘The whole thing is a Charade’
Committee Chairman also said that, unfortunately, the people receiving the deposition call on Thursday have declined, and the committee is forced to take this action to help guarantee the panel reveals actualities concerning 6th JAN. In addition, the Select Committee urged their colleagues to obey the law and cooperate with the House’s inquiry, as several of other witnesses have accomplished.
On Thursday, all the legislators said that they believed the House Panel’s inquiry was biased and illicit but didn’t directly reply to queries regarding whether they’d obey the subpoenas issued by Panel. And Perry said that the entire thing is a ‘charade.’ In January 2022, Minority Leader of the U.S. House of Representatives, Kevin Owen McCarthy, also said that he wouldn’t cooperate with the investigation of the Jan. 6 committee.
According to the media reports, on Jan. 6 last year, the former President Trump’s followers attacked the U.S. Capitol, stimulated by Trump in a fiery speech outside the White House to demonstrate official certification of the Congress of Joseph Robinette Biden Jr.’s success over him in Presidential Election, 2020.
Moreover, the House Select Panel has noticed that Rep. Jim Jordan had been in communication with Donald Trump on the day, and had contributed to consultations regarding tactics for tilting the outcomes of the November 3 election in the weeks before the deadly insurrection.