There have been a number of complaints thus far regarding the work of the select committee on January 6th, and it appears as though very few of their actions are truly rebuking these concerns.
Take, for instance, the belief that the committee is nothing more than a political hit squad, exploiting the left’s knee-jerk reaction to the attempted insurrection as cover to go digging around in the Trump White House for dirt that could be used in 2024? Or, more succinctly and impending would be such a probe into sitting lawmakers themselves, especially as the 2022 midterms loom just over the horizon. You would think that the committee would be looking to avoid such impressions.
But you’d be wrong.
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 appeared unashamed of their fishing expedition.
“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.”
Kevin McCarthy was quick to snap back at the committee, telling reporters that he still believes that probe to be politically-minded and not sound of scope.
Cross-posted with Flag and Cross
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