As previously reported, the House Committee formed to investigate the January 6th attack on Congress and American democracy is seeking testimony from some witnesses who they think might not give it voluntarily. Therefore, they’ve promised to issue subpoenas, and hinted at actual legal consequences for those who don’t comply. It seems the process has begun, and Marjorie Taylor Greene is livid.
On Twitter Wedensday morning, Greene shared an image of an email, with the recipient’s identity concealed. She indicated that it had been sent, not to her, but to someone in Donald Trump’s circle, and complained that “innocent people who had nothing to do with a random 3-hour riot” are being questioned.
1. The Democrats supported, cheered, & funded violent anti-government riots all over America for a year killing people & causing billions in destruction to private businesses.
Now the J6 witch-hunt is going after innocent people that had nothing to do with a random 3 hour riot. pic.twitter.com/5VHhaOiYnU
— Marjorie Taylor Greene 🇺🇸 (@mtgreenee) September 29, 2021
While the addressee is redacted in Greene’s image, the context is clear: it’s from Sean Tonelli, identified as a Senior Investigative Counsel for the Select Committee, and he’s informing the recipient that the Comittee is seeking testimony and documents from the individual. It asks whether the person would accept receipt of a subpoena by email, and whether they have obtained legal counsel.
Greene isn’t having it though. After a round of whataboutism attacking Black Lives Matter, and a side trip to write off the Russian collusion investigation as a witch-hunt, she comes back to the point: she’s not willing to comply, and doesn’t believe “[ex-]President Trump’s strongest supporters” will either.
“We won’t be playing your stupid games anymore,” Greene, who has already been removed from committees for her behavior in Congress, and fined for her refusal to comply with safety (mask) rules on the floor, declared.
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