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Jonathan Bernstein

Jan. 6 Probe Is Finally Getting Serious

The House committee needs to stand up for democracy. Holding uncooperative witnesses in contempt is a good start. 

Time to talk.

Time to talk.

Photographer: Chip Somodevilla/AFP

The House of Representatives voted Tuesday night to hold former White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows in contempt of Congress. The vote went mostly along party lines, with just two Republicans — Liz Cheney and Adam Kinzinger, both on the Jan. 6 select committee — voting with the Democrats. Here are a few key takeaways: