Jan. 6 committee subpoenas for sitting lawmakers could enter ‘dangerous Constitutional territory’


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Predicting the future is best if you know something about the past.

Unfortunately, the past doesn’t tell us much about how the House committee investigating the January riot at the Capitol can get the information it wants from Reps. Scott Perry, R-Penn., and Jim Jordan, R-Ohio.

Perry claimed he wouldn’t cooperate with the panel. Perry argues the committee itself “is illegitimate” – even though the full House voted to create the entity. On Twitter, Perry then suggested Democrats wanted information from him to distract from issues at the border, inflation and Afghanistan.

FILE – Rep. Scott Perry, R-Pa., takes a question from a reporter at a news conference held by the House Freedom Caucus on Capitol Hill in Washington, on Aug. 23, 2021.  (AP Photo/Amanda Andrade-Rhoades, File)
(AP Photo/Amanda Andrade-Rhoades, File)


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