Jamie Raskin, a member of the 1/6 committee, warned organizers of Trump’s 1/6 rallies that one day they would have to comply with subpoenas or face a criminal referral.
Rep. Raskin tweeted:
The organizers of the January 6th feeder rallies have 1 day left to comply with the House summons and submit the relevant records to the @ January6thCnte. Those who oppose a lawful order by Congress to cover up insurgent violence will, at the very least, be prosecuted.
– Rep Jamie Raskin (@RepRaskin) October 12, 2021
The 1/6 Committee isn’t fooling around
The 1/6 committee has already announced that it will meet to quickly decide on criminal charges against Steve Bannon, who has refused to comply with a subpoena.
The message sent to everyone within earshot is that the committee is not fooling around. They will not allow these witnesses to duck, dodge, and run the clock.
You’ve seen all of the games Trump and his staff play, and the committee is more than willing to use its powers to enforce compliance.
Republicans have been claiming for nine months that the Capitol attack and the Trump rallies are unrelated.
Should this be the case, the rally organizers should gladly comply with the summons and wash their names clean.
By looking like they’re disobeying, they’ll either get bad advice from Trump, have something to hide, or both.
Mr. Easley is the managing editor. He is also the White House press pool and congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a bachelor’s degree in political science. His thesis focused on public policy with a specialization in social reform movements.
Awards and professional memberships
Member of the Society of Professional Journalists and the American Political Science Association