McCarthy, Other GOP Reps, Receive Historic Subpoenas From January 6 Panel

Happy Friday—yet another rainy weekend is approaching here in D.C., which means the Wilt family will likely be watching far too many episodes of the Wiggles over the next couple of days. (Toot toot, chugga chugga, big red car.)

Jan. 6 Panel Subpoenas Lawmakers

The select committee investigating the January 6 attack on the Capitol, facing an end of the year deadline before Republicans are likely to retake the House, has taken a new plunge: The panel announced yesterday it has subpoenaed five Republican lawmakers believed to have relevant information about the events leading up to and on that day. 

The subpoenas target GOP Leader Kevin McCarthy and Reps. Scott Perry, Mo Brooks, Andy Biggs, and Jim Jordan. The move comes after those members declined committee requests to testify.

“Before we hold our hearings next month, we wished to provide members the opportunity to discuss these matters with the committee voluntarily,” said Rep. Bennie Thompson, who chairs the committee. “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 6. We urge our colleagues to comply with the law, do their patriotic duty, and cooperate with our investigation as hundreds of other witnesses have done.”

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