Pass the Popcorn
The House committee investigating the January 6 insurrection has now subpoenaed 5 Congressional Republicans, including House Minority leader Keven “Comandante Derp”McCarthy.
Note that the committee is not requesting their presence, it is subpoenaing them, which is something I’ve never seen happen outside of perhaps the House Ethics Committee:
The House select committee investigating the January 6 attack on the Capitol has issued unprecedented subpoenas to five Republican members of Congress, seeking to compel their cooperation with the inquiry into Donald Trump’s efforts to overturn the 2020 election.
The select committee empowered the chairman, Bennie Thompson, to move ahead with subpoenas to the House minority leader, Kevin McCarthy, Jim Jordan of Ohio, Scott Perry of Pennsylvania, Andy Biggs of Arizona and Mo Brooks of Alabama.
The five congressmen flatly refused to accept invitations to provide voluntary assistance to the investigation, sources said.
Thompson said: “Before we hold our hearings next month, we wished to provide members the opportunity to discuss these matters with the committee voluntarily. Regrettably, the individuals receiving subpoenas today have refused and we’re forced to take this step to help ensure the committee uncovers facts concerning January 6th.”
It’s pretty clear that McCarthy hates Donald Trump and is scared to death of Donald Trump and his Evil Minions™, so this should be entertaining.
The voluntary cooperation letters outlined in damning detail the reasons that the select committee wanted to depose the five Republicans, as House investigators prepare to wrap up their work ahead of public hearings in June.
From McCarthy, the select committee said it wanted to learn more about his communications with Trump before, during and after January 6, including a conversation in which the former president admitted he was partly at fault for the Capitol attack.
The panel is keenly interested in what McCarthy believes prompted Trump to make such an admission, the sources said, since it could offer evidence that the former president had a guilty conscience for a possible future justice department criminal investigation.
What sort of wine should you serve when watching Kevin McCarthy being grilled by Liz Cheney?
I’m thinking Mad Dog 2020.