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January 6 Committee Subpoenas Trump, Sending Clear Message He and His Allies Must be Held Accountable

OCTOBER 13, 2022

Sarah Harris, [email protected]

Hearing Also Shows Trump’s Secret Service received a written warning in December of 2020 That Jan 6 Mob Was Looking to “Kill People,” But Did Nothing.

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, the House Select Committee to Investigate January 6th publicly voted to subpoena former President Trump. During its first hearing in months, the committee revealed that Trump’s Secret Service received a written warning in December of 2020 that the Jan 6 mob was looking to “kill people” and showed new chilling footage of House and Senate leaders working to secure and evacuate the Capitol on January 6th. The Committee has not confirmed if this will be the last hearing ahead of a released summary and report of their work.

Stand Up America’s Executive Director, Christina Harvey, issued the following response: 

“The revelations of today’s January 6th Committee hearing were shocking, including the news that Trump Secret Service was warned that a mob was coming to the Capitol on January 6th to ‘kill people’ and did nothing to stop it. Instead, Trump sicced the violent, armed mob on Congress and his own Vice President. 

“As shocking as these revelations were, they were also just a reminder of what we’ve known from the beginning: President Trump was the ringleader of the conspiracy to overturn the 2020 election. He and his allies did everything they could to hold onto power,  to strong-arming state officials, the Justice Department, and Trump’s own Vice President–including by inciting violence–despite knowing he had lost. 

“Everyone involved in this national embarrassment must be held accountable, and the Committee took the first step toward that goal with its subpoena of the former President. 

“Though it is still unknown if this is the final time we hear from the committee, their work over the past year has proved the threat that Trump and his MAGA followers pose to our democracy and the importance of defeating them in November and beyond.”

Over the past months, the bipartisan House Select Committee to Investigate January 6th has proven that former President Trump and his allies engaged in a criminal conspiracy, purposely made false claims, and incited a violent, armed attack in order to overthrow the election.

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