Jan. 6 Committee Votes To Subpoena Trump in Latest Hearing


Members of the committee from left, Rep. Pete Aguilar, D-Calif., Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., Rep. Zoe Lofgren, D-Calif., staff counsel member, Chairman Rep. Bennie Thompson, D-Miss., Vice chair Rep. Liz Cheney, R-Wyo.,Rep. Adam Kinzinger, R-Ill., Rep. Jamie Raskin, D-Md., and Rep. Elaine Luria, D-Va., arrive as the House select committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol holds a hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Oct. 13, 2022. (Alex Wong/Pool Photo via AP)
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The committee investigating last year’s attack on the U.S. Capitol has voted to issue a subpoena to former President Trump.

“This is a question about accountability to the American people. He must be accountable. He is required to answer for his actions,” Rep. Bennie Thompson, chairman of the committee, said.

Thompson also said the panel has come up the conclusion that Trump directly incited the attack.

“We have left no doubt, none, that Donald Trump led an effort to upend American democracy that directly resulted in the violence of January 6th,” the House committee chairman said.

Committee members were asked to vote on whether or not to subpoena Trump. The resolution was passed 9-0.

The former president can refuse to comply with the subpoena or invoke his Fifth Amendment right to refuse to answer questions by committee members if he chooses. But Congress can hold Trump in contempt if he refuses to comply and can refer criminal activity to the Department of Justice for potential prosecution.

Click play to listen to the report from AURN White House Correspondent Ebony McMorris. For more news, follow @E_N_McMorris & @aurnonline.

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