On Sunday, Representative Adam Kinzinger (R-IL) said that there are a number of Members of Congress who he and the rest of the January 6th Committee would like to speak to, and he advocated for moving forward with subpoenas where cooperation couldn’t be obtained freely. Now, the Committee has announced three Republican House Members they’re calling on to cooperate with the investigation.
The Committee announced the request on their website on Sunday, and released a statement on social media Monday morning, naming 3 Memebrs of the House of Representatives: Andy Biggs, Ronny Jackson, and Mo Brooks.
As we work to provide answers to the American people about that day, we consider it a patriotic duty for all witnesses to cooperate.
We urge our colleagues to join the hundreds of individuals who have shared information with the Select Committee.
— January 6th Committee (@January6thCmte) May 2, 2022
The individual letters address specific issues they want each individual to respond to.
From Ronny Jackson, the Committee wants to know what communications he had that day, including with Proud Boys members, and why Proud Boys discussed in an encrypted chat that Jackson had “critical data” they wanted to protect, as well as information about his location and security.
Why would they believe you “have critical data to protect?” Why would they direct their members to protect your personal safety? With whom did you speak by cell phone that day?…. If you had no contact with the individuals who sent these messages, who else would have informed them of your security needs or your location? We would appreciate your assistance in answering these questions.
From Mo Brooks, they want more information on his recent public comments about Trump asking him to “rescind” the election, an action that Brooks said he repeatedly explained to Trump could not be done.
Andy Biggs is facing questions on a list of topics, including his participation in planning meetings ahead of Janury 6th, particularly with regard to trying to persuade Pence to reject the electoral vote; his contact with Ali Alexander and role in planning of inviting protestors, and whether he had advance knowledge that there was violence planned; and his effort to seek a pardon from the then-president “for activities taken in connection with President Trump’s efforts to overturn the results of the 2020 presidential election.”
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