Jan. 6 Committee Subpoenas Republican Lawmakers while Governors Ask DOJ to Halt Protests at Justices' Homes
The U.S. House committee investigating the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the Capitol by a pro-Trump mob on Thursday announced that it subpoenaed five Republican members of Congress, including House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy after they refused to cooperate with the panel’s inquiry, reports The Washington Post.
Jan. 6 panel subpoenas 5 House Republicans, including minority leader (The Washington Post)
Axios reports that the Jan. 6 committee's decision to issue five major subpoenas is likely to open a Pandora's box of retaliation. The GOP was already plotting revenge, and now the minority feels more emboldened than ever, Republican lawmakers tell Axios. Prepare for committee removals, retaliatory subpoenas and even impeachments should the midterms go as polls — and history — predict.
Jan. 6 committee opens a Pandora’s box of retaliation (Axios)
In a related story, fallout from the leak of a draft opinion suggesting the high court is preparing to overturn Roe v. Wade has resulted in hundreds of people protesting outside Supreme Court justice's homes in Maryland and Virginia.
Therefore, the Republican governors of Virginia and Maryland kept up their calls for federal action against abortion rights protests at the homes of Supreme Court justices, noting their relevant state laws are “weak” if not unconstitutional, according to The Washington Post.
Youngkin, Hogan ask Justice Dept. to halt protests at justices’ homes (The Washington Post)
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