The House committee investigating the U.S. Capitol insurrection subpoenaed six more individuals Tuesday over the efforts to falsely declare Donald Trump the winner of the 2020 election in several swing states.
The panel is seeking testimony and records from several former Trump campaign members as well as state elected officials, who they say had knowledge of or participated in efforts to send false “alternate electors” in seven of the states President Joe Biden rightfully won.
The individuals subpoenaed include Michael Roman and Gary Michael Brown, who served as directors for Trump’s 2020 reelection campaign. The committee believes the two men reportedly promoted allegations of election fraud as well as encouraged state legislators to appoint false slates of electors. The other four individuals include current and former state lawmakers in Arizona and Pennsylvania.
the Arizona Fraudulent and #FakeElectors, stole the AZ official state seal and fraudulently adhered it to a fraudulent document and then sent that fraudulent document via United States Postal Service to the National Archives. https://t.co/x318ooW0xj
— Pima County Democratic Party (@PimaDems) February 15, 2022
The latest subpoenas come more than a month after the committee issued subpoenas to 14 people over the submission of false Electoral College certificates declaring Trump the winner of Arizona, Georgia, Michigan, New Mexico, Nevada, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin.
BREAKING: Jan. 6 committee subpoenas to Trump campaign election day ops director Michael Roman and deputy Gary Michael Brown, as part of inquiry into fake Trump electors scheme and whether WH coordinated.
— Hugo Lowell (@hugolowell) February 15, 2022
“The Select Committee is seeking information about efforts to send false slates of electors to Washington and change the outcome of the 2020 election,” Committee Chairman Rep. Bennie Thompson (D-MS) said in a statement. “We’re seeking records and testimony from former campaign officials and other individuals in various states who we believe have relevant information about the planning and implementation of those plans.”
.@RepRaskin: "I read today about a woman who got sentenced to 6 years in jail in TN [for voting while on probation]… These fake electors were trying to deprive the ENTIRE public of its right to participate in the presidential election by essentially stealing the election." pic.twitter.com/9ulyfXRpmXSee Also
— No Lie with Brian Tyler Cohen (@NoLieWithBTC) February 13, 2022
Despite the fake electors scandal in their own state, two Republican lawmakers from Wisconsin are calling for the legally impossible act of overturning the results. President Joe Biden won the state by a margin of just over 21,000 votes.
— OutFrontCNN (@OutFrontCNN) February 8, 2022