In a surprise move, the Jan. 6th committee investigating the attack on the Capitol just issued five subpoenas to top Republicans, including Kevin McCarthy.
After they refused to cooperate, the Committee had no choice.
And with the hearings on their findings less than a month away, the House Committee had to move fast.
“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,” the panel’s chairman, Democratic Rep. Bennie Thompson of Mississippi, 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,” he continued. “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.”