The sham Jan 6th committee is now targeting sitting members of Congress.
They requested an interview and documents from Rep. Scott Perry(R-PA).
He is refusing.
The House panel investigating the Jan. 6 U.S. Capitol insurrection has requested an interview with Republican Rep. Scott Perry of Pennsylvania, marking the first time the committee publicly sought to interview a sitting member of Congress. https://t.co/DUMENcZdEB
— The Associated Press (@AP) December 20, 2021
Republican Rep. Scott Perry of Pennsylvania on Tuesday rebuffed a request for him to sit down for an interview and turn over documents to the House panel investigating the Jan. 6 U.S. Capitol insurrection, joining other allies of former President Donald Trump in trying to stonewall the committee.
â€œI stand with immense respect for our Constitution, the Rule of Law, and the Americans I represent who know that this entity is illegitimate, and not duly constituted under the rules of the US House of Representatives,â€ Perry said in a statement.
In a letter to Perry on Monday night, Mississippi Rep. Bennie Thompson, the Democratic chairman of the panel, said the panel had received evidence from multiple witnesses, including then-acting Attorney General Jeffrey Rosen and then-acting Deputy Attorney General Richard Donoghue, that Perry had â€œan important roleâ€ in efforts to install Justice Department official Jeffrey Clark as acting attorney general.
The lawmakerâ€™s refusal will test how far the committee is willing to go in its quest for information as members have so far resisted subpoenaing one of their own as they investigate the insurrection by Trumpâ€™s supporters and his efforts to overturnÂ the 2020 presidential election. The letter is the first time the panel has publicly released a request to a fellow member of Congress as the members inquire about the details of Perry and other congressional Republicans who met with Trump ahead of the Capitol attack and strategized about how they could block the results at the Jan. 6 electoral count.
Also in the letter, Thompson added that while the panel â€œhas tremendous respect for the prerogatives of Congress and the privacy of its Members,â€ it also has â€œa solemn responsibility to investigate fully all of these facts and circumstances.â€
The committee has also asked for any documents and correspondence between Perry and Trump, his legal team or anyone involved in the planning of Jan. 6 events.
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