Here Come the Insurrection Subpoenas

Insurrection at the U.S. Capitol, January 6th 2021.

As The Washington Post reports:

The committee investigating the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the Capitol by a pro-Trump mob has subpoenaed five Republican members of Congress, including House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (Calif.), after they refused to cooperate with the panel’s inquiry.

Rep. Bennie G. Thompson (D-Miss.), who chairs the select committee, said Thursday that the panel has subpoenaed McCarthy and Reps. Mo Brooks (Ala.), Andy Biggs (Ariz.), Scott Perry (Pa.) and Jim Jordan (Ohio).

The move marks a significant escalation in the committee’s efforts to obtain information related to lawmakers’ communications with then-President Donald Trump and White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows before, during and after the attack.

In a statement, Thompson said the 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.”

While Congressperson Lauren “Q*Bert” Boebert didn’t make the first round of subpoenas, it wouldn’t be a shock to learn that she is next on the list.

There are, however, some Colorado connections to the initial list of names included on the Congressional subpoenas. Arizona Republican Rep. Andy Biggs was THE KEYNOTE SPEAKER at the State Republican Party’s annual fundraising dinner last month. And just last summer, Republican Rep. Jim “Gym” Jordan visited Colorado at the behest of Boebert.

We suppose it’s neat that Colorado got to see two of the key insurrectionist players in person before their schedules started to really get busy.

7 Community Comments, Facebook Comments

  1. Gilpin Guy says:

    Only guilty people plead the 5th.

    Going to need to buy more popcorn for the coming summer months.

  2. tim-tam says:

    Gilpin is a Trumpist too?

    “You see the mob takes the Fifth,” he said. “If you’re innocent, why are you taking the Fifth Amendment?”
    –Orange Man.

    j/k

  3. unnamed says:

    That picture makes me think of King's Landing in Game of Thrones, after Danerys Targaerian and her dragon burned the city to the ground.

  4. coloradosane says:

    Don Coram has a golden opportunity strike yesterday!  Poor Sol stays at 20% so there is NO OTHER CHOICE but to primary BOOBERT. Come on unaffiliated 40% engage. 

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