U.S. House Jan. 6 Panel Subpoenas Five House Republicans

The United States House Select Committee investigating the Jan. 6 Capitol riot has issued unprecedented subpoenas on May 12 to five Republicans in Congress, including House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy.

The five subpoenaed Republicans include Representatives Scott Perry, Jim Jordan, Andy Biggs, and Mo Brooks.

The Committee previously invited the five Republicans to voluntarily appear before the panel because they are believed to have information critical to the investigation of the riot, but all had refused to do so.

The Committee said that the five Republicans include those who had direct conversations with former President Donald Trump and other White House staff before, during, and after the attack on the Capitol, as well as those involved in the planning and coordination of certain activities before Jan. 6 and the day itself.

“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,” Committee Chairman Bennie Thompson said in a statement.

“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,” Thompson further said.

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