Jan. 6 committee looking at issuing subpoenas to Republican lawmakers: Chairman

Jan. 6 committee looking at issuing subpoenas to Republican lawmakers: Chairman

The congressional committee investigating the Capitol attack is studying whether it can issue subpoenas to Republican members of Congress to force their cooperation, according to the panel’s chairman.

According to Press TV, Representative Bennie Thompson, a Democrat, said on NBC’s “Meet The Press” Sunday that the committee is seeking to lawfully issue subpoenas to sitting members of Congress.

“I think there are some questions of whether we have the authority to do it,” Thompson said. “We’re looking at it. If the authorities are there, there’ll be no reluctance on our part.”

Thompson chairs the House of Representatives Select Committee on Jan. 6, which will hold public hearings and issue reports in the coming months.

The committee sent a letter on Dec. 22 to Representative Jim Jordan, a Republican and ardent ally of Donald Trump, asking for testimony about his telephone conversations with the former president on Jan. 6.

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