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Jan 6 Committee Mulls Subpoenas For Kevin McCarthy, Jim Jordan



Kevin McCarthy and Jim Jordan

The House Select Committee is not ruling out issuing subpoenas for GOP lawmakers over their alleged role in the January 6, 2021 insurrection at the US Capitol, committee Chairman Bennie Thompson (D-MS), told Punchbowl Monday night.

The revelation came hours after the Hous panel voted unanimously to recommend criminal contempt charges for former Trump advisors Perter Navarro and Fan Scavino for refusing to obey the subpoenas.

Speaking with the outlet, Thompson was asked if Ginni Thomas, the wife of Supreme Court Justice would face a subpoena if she refused an invitation to speak with committee members — which he confirmed — and then added the committee might take additional steps.

Thompson also indicated that the committee is not done and fellow House lawmakers belonging to the Republican Party may still be subpoenaed.

Asked whether uncooperative GOP lawmakers who have been politely asked to speak to the committee about what they know about the events on the day of the insurrection might face a similar fate, Thompson left the door open for such a step.

As reported by Punchbowl: “We pressed Thompson on the issue of whether the select committee will subpoena any Republican members to testify about their conversations with Trump before and during the Jan. 6 insurrection. House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy and Reps. Jim Jordan (R-Pa.) and Scott Perry (R-Pa.) were all ‘invited’ to testify but refused. ‘It has not happened, but it is not off the table,’ Thompson said. ‘We just have not done it.'”

When the outlet noted that it was late in the election cycle, meaning there’s not a lot of time to deal with potential legal challenges over member subpoenas, Thompson replied: “It ain’t over ‘til it’s over.”

Read the full interview here.