A House panel investigating the Jan. 6 invasion of the U.S. Capitol will be tough on anyone who dares to cross it, a committee member said Thursday.
Democratic Rep. Stephanie Murphy of Florida was successful when she was interviewed on MSNBC.
“We intend to enforce our subpoenas,” he said. “And the first step is for us to pursue criminal contempt.
“This means the committee will compile a report and then refer it to the House floor. There will be a vote, and then it will go to the Department of Justice.”
The Department of Justice can decide whether to pursue the case or not, though Murphy said he is confident that Biden administration will support taking a tough line as much as possible to any Trump administration officials or supporters of former President Donald Trump it has targeted.
“I hope this Department of Justice will uphold and enforce that subpoena,” he said.
Murphy called the Capitol attack as “an attempt to use political violence to change the outcome of an election.”
He said he wanted those who opposed the committee to face “the full extent of the consequences available to the law.”
“I recommend the full extent of the consequences – jail time, fines. We need to make sure these people understand that this is not acceptable,” Murphy said.
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When asked how the panel plans to intercept what it wants to hear before it does, Murphy said the effort to do so would be intense.
“I know that we have contacted various law enforcement offices, including the U.S. Marshals, to issue subpoenas, and we will use all – as you said, with full respect – to use we have all the agencies. and all the tools we can use to issue subpoenas and then enforce them, “he said.
The committee subpoenaed Mark Meadows, former chief of staff for Trump; Steve Bannon, a former White House strategist who left management at the time of the aggression; Trump aides Dan Scavino and Kashyap Patel; and various organizers of the rally that took place that day. Bannon said he would not appear.
Murphy said he wanted to know how those were in Trump’s orbit was involved in election protests that eventually went into chaos.
“Of Mark Meadows and anyone else in front of us, I wanted to know how much planning was involved,” he said. “Who was involved in that planning. Who funded it. How were they – what were their intentions when they arrived that day.
“And then what they knew that day opened up and the safety and security of people like the vice president and members of Congress were at risk, what did they do to respond or not respond on that occasion.
“What we have to do is lay out the full set of facts and let the American people know how dangerous we are at that moment, how close our Democracy is to crossing the chasm. And to make sure we can lay out the facts and find out how to fix the situation so that we don’t have anyone trying to take the opportunity to try to undo a fair and free election. ”
magkatakata criticized the panel.
“Why isn’t the Jan. 6 Unselect Committee of partisan hacks studying the massive Presidential Election Fraud, which took place on Nov. 3 and the reason hundreds of thousands of people went to Washington to protest on Jan. 6?” said the former president in a statement released Wednesday.
“Look at the numbers reported today about fraud, which we now call ‘Really Big Lies.’ You can’t study on January 6th without analyzing why it happened, November 3rd, ”Trump said.
“But Democrats don’t want to do that because they know what happened on Election Day in the Swing States, etc. If we had honest media this Election could have been reversed many months ago, but our media is almost as bad as our political system! “
“Look at the numbers reported today about the fraud, which we now call“ Really Big Lies. “You can’t study on January 6th without analyzing why it happened, November 3rd.”-President Donald J. Trump
– Liz Harrington (@realLizUSA) Oct. 13, 2021
In a statement on Monday, the former president said, “The totally non -participating Non -Elected Committee is just a sideshow to distract America from the MASSIVE frustration of Biden and the Democrats.
“What happened at the Capitol would never have happened if the managers had done their job and looked at the intelligence. They left the officials on the ground, like the Americans abandoned Biden in Afghanistan.
“Instead of being held accountable to evil leaders, Democrats will chase down innocent staff and attack the Constitution.”
This article originally appeared on The Western Journal.
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