The January 6th House Select Committee is expected to issue letters requesting voluntary cooperation from House minority leader Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) and a dozen other Republican members of Congress, according to media reports on Friday. Committee Chairman Rep. Bennie Thompson (D-MS) is expected to authorize the list of Republican members of Congress caught up in the investigation potentially in the next few days.
The Committee intends to issue their letter to McCarthy first and is preparing further letters to Reps. Scott Perry, Jim Jordan, Marjorie Taylor Greene, Mo Brooks, Lauren Boebert, Andy Biggs, as well as some Republican senators. No names have been mentioned in connection with the Senate, but those closest to the named members of the House include Ted Cruz, Josh Hawley, and Mike Lee, who was revealed to have shared texts with former Chief of Staff Mark Meadows.McCarthy’s cooperation is once again of interest to the Committee after new reporting this week showed he had told the Republican leadership days after January 6th that Trump admitted to him at least partial responsibility for the Capitol attack.
It’s essential that the American people fully understand Mark Meadows’s role in events before, on, and after January 6th.
His attempt to use the courts to cover up that information must come to an end. https://t.co/vhaIrA8OXN
— January 6th Committee (@January6thCmte) April 23, 2022
The Committee says it wants more information from members of Congress who were in constant text-messages communication Meadows, described in their statement as “those in the text message traffic”.
— ElisaStandsWithUkraine 🌊💪 (@senseidai) April 29, 2022
Over 2300 newly-released text messages obtained by CNN also show Perry, now the chairman of the ultra-conservative House freedom caucus, lobbying Meadows to replace the justice department leadership with Jeffrey Clark, a DoJ official sympathetic to Trump’s effort to undo the 2020 election, as well as Greene asking about “Marshall Law” being implemented to keep Joe Biden’s presidency from being certified.
Rep. Jamie Raskin said the revelations from the January 6th Committee are going to blow the roof off, and I'm getting my popcorn ready.
— BrooklynDad_Defiant! (@mmpadellan) April 23, 2022