Many people in the past have been burned for being loyal to Donald Trump. Mark Meadows and Steve Bannon, though, seem content to risk their freedom for the former president.
Both men have chosen to be held in contempt of court rather than testify in front of the 1/6 Commission. Ted Lieu, however, thinks that the committee is being too easy on them. The California congressman wants to two former Trump flaks to be put in confinement until they can testify.
Lieu told MSNBC that confinement would be the best way to compel the men to testify before the 2022 midterms. He explained:
“I am absolutely concerned. Which is why I have legislation that will allow the House of Representatives to execute inherent contempt power. It’s a power the Supreme Court has upheld. We can use it to find witnesses or put them in confinement. It’s time we use that because right now, the trial for Steve Bannon for example was not set until August. For Mark Meadows, probably further. And when he can delay enforcement subpoenas that long and — it renders them meaningless. I highly urge the House legal counsel to reverse course because their strategy has not worked. Congressional subpoenas have been rendered largely meaningless.”
Confinement does not necessarily mean the the men will wait out their time in prison. It is common for people in confinement to put up at a hotel.
Watch a clip of the segment below, courtesy of MSNBC:
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