A MAGA fanatic who calls himself the “founder” of former President Donald Trump’s “Stop the Steal” movement, announced Saturday that he will comply with a subpoena from the House Select Committee investigating the Capitol insurrection, saying that he doesn’t have the money to fight the congressional order and doesn’t want to go to jail, Raw Story reports.
In a YouTube video message to his supporters, Jan. 6 organizer Ali Alexander said: “You may have missed the news that I’ve been subpoenaed by the Democrats’ partisan Jan. 6 committee. This is a midterm issue that they want to run on, and what they want to do is paint me as the Black face for a white supremacy movement that doesn’t actually exist.”
In the video, shared on the right-wing social-media platform Telegram, Alexander said that he respects his “fellow patriots” who are defying the committee, but called it “an expensive right” — claiming that it would cost between $250,000 and $500,000 to fight the subpoena.
“I frankly don’t have that money to spend on legal bills, so for this unselect committee, I will actually be privately deposed in December. I’ve asked to make it public testimony. They won’t cooperate with that request,” he added.
“The only reason I’m going is that I don’t want to go to jail,” Alexander said. “So under the threat of imprisonment and spending tens and tens and tens of thousands of dollars on lawyers, I will be privately deposed before this committee in December, and I will make public whatever I can.”
He also said that he plans to submit to the committee “photographic and video evidence of agitators sabotaging his January 6th peaceful protests.”
Watch the video below via YouTube.