The House of Representatives committee investigating the invasion of the Capitol on January 6, 2021, has directed five Republican lawmakers who refused to cooperate with its investigation, including House Republican Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy , to appear and deliver documents to him.
The four other elected officials summoned, Jim Jordan, Andy Biggs, Mo Brooks and Scott Perry, who also challenged the validity of the November 2020 presidential election, were loyal supporters of former President Donald Trump during his term.
These members include elected officials who participated in meetings at the White House, who had direct conversations with President Trump before and during the attack, and who participated in the planning and coordination of certain activities on the 6 January and before that datespecifies the special committee on Twitter.
The committee would like to hear them in camera before beginning the public portion of their investigation, which will begin on June 9.
Calling peers before committees is rare, and US media have reported debates among committee members surrounding the decision.
Recently, he heard from members of Donald Trump’s family, his daughter Ivanka and his son-in-law Jared Kushner, who were his advisers in the White House, as well as Donald Trump Jr. The three had all testified of their own free will.
The committee has seen nearly a thousand witnesses since it began its work last year.
More details will follow.