The House 6 January Select Committee decided on Thursday to issue a subpoena to former president Donald Trump, whose acts have been the focus of the nine-member panel’s probe for the past year.
At the conclusion of the panel’s ninth investigation hearing—likely the last such open meeting before the November midterm elections—committee members unanimously agreed to a motion to summon the twice-impeached former president.
Representative Bennie Thompson of Mississippi, the chair of the select committee, referred to Mr. Trump as “the one person at the center of the story of what happened on January 6” and stated that the panel needs to hear from him in a way that “beyonds” the fact-finding it has done over the past year.
This is a question about accountability to the American people. He must be accountable. He is required to answer for his actions. He is required to answer to those police officers who put their lives and bodies on the line to defend our democracy. He is required to answer to those millions of Americans whose votes he wanted to throw out as part of his scheme to remain in power and whatever is underway to ensure this accountability under lawBennie Thompson
This committee will demand a full accounting to every American person of the event of January 6. So it is our obligation to seek Donald Trump’s testimony.