Jan. 6 Committee Subpoenas Five House Republicans

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    The Facts

    • The Jan. 6 Committee has issued subpoenas to five sitting Republican lawmakers, including House Minority Leader McCarthy (R-CA), alleging that they have information relevant to its investigation of the events surrounding the Jan. 6 Capitol riot.

    • The almost unprecedented move came after the GOP lawmakers refused an earlier request for voluntary cooperation with the panel's inquiry.

    The Spin

    Pro-Trump narrative

    These subpoenas were leaked to the press before they were even delivered to the GOP lawmakers. This shows the degree of coordination between Democrats and the liberal media as they both conduct a partisan witch hunt. The Jan. 6 Committee is more interested in headlines than the truth.

    Left narrative

    Jan. 6 was an assault on the most basic tenets of American democracy: that free and fair elections have consequences and the American voters get to choose their elected representatives. These lawmakers have evidence of a plot to overturn the election, and the American people deserve to know the full extent of their machinations.

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