In their frantic quest to subpoena as many “villains” as they can, the select committee investigating January 6th may have just bitten off way more than they can chew.
The group, which is almost sure to be disbanded after the red wave comes crashing down during the 2022 midterms, has been hard at work spraying subpoenas in just about every possible direction. They’ve targeted some of the Trump administration’s most notable players, (and compelled some lesser figures to testify as well), and have now set their sights on some of the Republican undergrounds most notorious spinsters.
The House select committee investigating the January 6 riot issued a new round of subpoenas on Monday to five of former President Donald Trump’s allies directly involved in planning “Stop the Steal” rallies, including longtime Republican operative Roger Stone and conspiracy theorist Alex Jones.Advertisement - story continues below
The latest batch of subpoenas indicates the committee continues to focus, in part, on organizers and funding of the “Stop the Steal” rallies that took place on January 5 and 6, as well as earlier rallies in the months leading up to the US Capitol attack.
Stone has already suggested that he’ll plead the 5th during whatever testimony he’s compelled to give, but there is little doubt that the hearing will be full of fireworks anyway.
Jones, on the other hand, could bring some serious heat to his own appearance, and there is little doubt that the committee will be in over their heads when he takes “the stand”.