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Former GOP Lawmakers Urge Successors to Comply With Jan. 6 Subpoenas

  • Jan. 6 panel needs their input, the 21 Republicans write
  • Most of signatories served prior to Trump administration
House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy

Photographer: Eric Lee/Bloomberg

Twenty-one former GOP members of Congress want House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy and four colleagues to cooperate with subpoenas received from the congressional committee looking into the Jan. 6, 2021, insurrection at the U.S. Capitol.

In a letter posted Thursday on Medium, the group acknowledges it is rare for a congressional investigative body to subpoena sitting lawmakers. But, their letter states, “The best way to ensure a full and fair accounting of what happened before and on Jan. 6th is for you to provide your understanding of the events and to explain it to the American people.”