U.S. House Jan. 6 Committee Seeks Information From Three More House Republicans

The United States House Select Committee investigating the Jan. 6 Capitol riot has requested information from three House Republicans whom it believes were either involved or had knowledge of the events surrounding the insurrection.

Committee Chairman Bennie Thompson and Vice Chair Liz Cheney sent letters on May 1 to Republican Representatives Andy Biggs, Mo Brooks, and Ronny Jackson, urging the trio for information on their alleged involvement in the riot.

In the letter to Jackson, the Committee is seeking to ask “several specific questions” to the Republican about text messages exchanged among Oath Keepers members that said that he had “critical data to protect.”

Meanwhile, in the letter to Biggs, the Committee noted that they were aware he participated in meetings at the White House and remotely regarding planning for January 6, including a plan for former Vice President Mike Pence to reject electoral votes in certain states.

The Committee further wrote to Biggs that Ali Alexander, a Stop the Steal rally organizer, publicly claimed that Biggs and two other House members had the idea to bring protesters to Washington, D.C. on Jan. 6.

In the letter to Brooks, the Committee wants to ask him about about the public remarks he made after his recent falling out with former President Donald Trump.

Brooks said that Trump had “asked me to rescind the 2020 elections, immediately remove Joe Biden from the White House,” the Committee alleged.

The Committee has asked all three for a meeting next week as part of the panel’s investigation.

“As we work to provide answers to the American people about that day, we consider it a patriotic duty for all witnesses to cooperate,” Thompson and Cheney said in a statement.


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