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Jan. 6 committee subpoenas Kevin McCarthy and four other House Republicans

Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy of Calif., left, accompanied by House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., meets with reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Feb. 4, 2016. The Republican leaders announced the formation of six committee-led task forces charged with developing agendas on national security, tax reform, jobs, health care reform, elimination of poverty, and more. Ryan also pledged that House Republicans will schedule time this year to vote on legislation reforming the criminal justice system. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Jan. 6 committee subpoenas Kevin McCarthy and four other House Republicans

Virginia Aabram May 12, 01:30 PMMay 12, 01:39 PM

The Jan. 6 committee has subpoenaed five Republican House members, including Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (CA).

The committee announced Thursday that McCarthy and Reps. Andy Biggs (AZ), Scott Perry (PA), Jim Jordan (OH), and Mo Brooks (AL) were told to appear to discuss their alleged involvement with the Capitol riot, after they initially refused.

“The Select Committee has learned that several of our colleagues have information relevant to our investigation into the attack on January 6th and the events leading up to it,” Chairman Bennie Thompson said in a statement. “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. We urge our colleagues to comply with the law, do their patriotic duty, and cooperate with our investigation as hundreds of other witnesses have done.”

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