According to a recent report by Axios, Republicans are planning “vengeance” against the Democrats’ partisan January 6th committee.
“House Republicans are warning they will subpoena documents from the Jan. 6 committee if they regain power next year — an escalation of their effort to undermine the investigation’s findings,” according to Axios on Wednesday.
“While Republicans have been eager to move on from what occurred on Jan. 6, 2021, many want to use a GOP-controlled Congress to construct their own story about that day — as well as challenge the Jan. 6 committee’s findings and spending,” according to the study.
“We will exercise our oversight responsibilities, including subpoena power, to examine all transcripts and information that the committee has access to in order to find the truth when we take control of the House,” a senior GOP aide on the House Administration Committee told Axios.
According to a report from the Federalist, Jim Banks (R-IN), chairman of the Republican Study Committee, has already asked for records from the Department of Homeland Security to look into allegations made by former White House aide and committee witness Cassidy Hutchinson.
In a June 28 hearing, Hutchinson delivered dramatized testimony alleging that former President Donald Trump lunged at the steering wheel and a Secret Service agent in an effort to join supporters protesting outside the Capitol on January 6, 2021.
However, her alleged sources disputed her tales and would be willing to deny them under oath, according to media outlets.
According to Hutchinson, she spoke with then-White House Counsel Pat Cipollone the morning of January 6th at the White House and was instructed to ensure that Trump did not travel to Capitol Hill. According to the Federalist, however, Cipollone was not in attendance at the White House that day.
“Every member of the Trump White House senior team knows that Cipollone was not at the White House that morning, thus the exchange could not have happened,” according to a source. “That morning, Pat Philbin stepped in for Cipollone while he was away.”
If the House returns to Republican hands in November, as polls indicate it will, several investigations are on the table.
“The groundwork for blood is on subpoenas,” an aide to House Republicans said. “It will largely be determined by how far McCarthy wants to take it.”