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RELEASE: January 6 Committee Unanimously Votes to Subpoena Trump, Taking Another Critical Step Toward Accountability

WASHINGTON, DC – Following this afternoon’s hearing of the bipartisan January 6th Select Committee, Constitutional Accountability Center President Elizabeth Wydra issued the following reaction:

After summarizing the results of an investigation that has lasted longer than a year, the bipartisan Select Committee ended its hearing by unanimously voting to subpoena testimony from former President Trump.  The decision to subpoena Trump is a critical step toward obtaining additional information and holding him accountable.  No one should be above the law.

This afternoon we heard from each Select Committee member, reviewing prior findings from the past eight hearings.  Anyone who seriously grapples with the information the Select Committee has presented must acknowledge the strength of the evidence that Donald Trump and his MAGA allies engaged in a criminal conspiracy to overturn the 2020 election results and disrupt the peaceful transfer of power.

The hearing also reinforced the seriousness of the ongoing threat to our democracy and the freedoms we cherish.  As Chairman Thompson, Vice Chair Cheney, and others warned, the events of January 6th illustrate the need for a number of steps—including legislation—to ensure that a threat to the peaceful transfer of power never again comes so close to succeeding.  Our republic must be secured.

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Resources:

TV (Fox LiveNow): CAC’s Wydra Discusses Seventh Hearing of January 6th Committee, July 12, 2022: https://www.theusconstitution.org/news/tv-livenow-cacs-wydra-discusses-seventh-hearing-of-january-6th-committee/

TV (ABC News Live): CAC’s Wydra Discusses Testimony of Cassidy Hutchinson to Bipartisan January 6th Committee, June 28, 2022: https://www.theusconstitution.org/news/tv-abc-news-live-cacs-wydra-discusses-testimony-of-cassidy-hutchinson-to-bipartisan-january-6th-committee/

TV (NBC News Now): CAC’s Wydra joins Joshua Johnson to Discuss Day 3 of January 6 Committee Hearings, June 16, 2022: https://www.theusconstitution.org/news/tv-nbc-news-now-cacs-wydra-joins-joshua-johnson-to-discuss-day-3-of-january-6-committee-hearings/

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Constitutional Accountability Center is a think tank and public interest law firm dedicated to fulfilling the progressive promise of the Constitution’s text, history, and values. Visit CAC’s website at www.theusconstitution.org.

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