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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and several other top Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives will be served with subpoenas by House Republicans should the GOP prevail in retaking the House in the upcoming midterm elections.
CNN reported that several “rank-and-file” Republicans, are likely to become committee chairmen and members of party leadership after midterms. According to some Congressional Republicans, the January 6 panel selectively subpoenaing House GOP Leader Kevin McCarthy and other members of the Republican caucus has created a new standard that Republicans may choose to replicate upon retaking control of the House.
Republican Reps. Jim Jordan of Ohio, Mo Brooks of Alabama, Andy Biggs of Arizona, and Scott Perry of Pennsylvania have been subpoenaed along with McCarthy.
At the top of the list is House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. Reportedly, Republicans plan to target the House Speaker’s communications regarding security manners in the run-up to January 6, 2021, and the incidents occurring at the Capitol on that day.
Buddy Carter, a Republican representative from Georgia said, “I’m gonna tell you the truth: Yes, I do” when asked if he believes Republicans should issue a subpoena to Pelosi.
Rep. Carter continued, “This is setting the precedent, and we’re not gonna lie down and let this happen. There are serious questions about her role on January 6 and exactly what she did and what she didn’t do. And we need to get to the bottom of that.”
Brian Mast, a Republican representative from Florida, said, “I wouldn’t be surprised if there’s a subpoena there.”
However, Pelosi said on Friday that she is “never afraid of precedent.”
“I’m never afraid of precedent,” the longtime Democratic congresswoman said. “We’re seeking the truth, and we’re not going to be cowards about it.”
Reportedly since January 6, the “disdain” between Pelosi and McCarthy has been palpable.
Jim Banks, a Republican representative from Indiana whom Pelosi rejected as one of McCarthy’s hand-selected members of the Republican caucus to sit on the January 6 panel, said that the selected committee should subpoena the speaker for her testimony abut security preparations leading up to and failures on January 6.
Banks said, “Speaker Nancy Pelosi is the only person in the United States who has covered anything up related to January 6. So that’s who they should subpoena. She should be at the top of the list.”