Those who defy the January 6 commission’s subpoenas may be ‘imprisoned’
Representative Jimmy Raskin (D-MD) said Wednesday on MSNBC’s “The ReidOut” that anyone who defies subpoenas issued by the House Select Committee while investigating the January 6 riots could “be imprisoned.” “.
In a video, the selection committee chair, Representative Benny Thompson (Democrat-MS), said, “Well, the only thing I can say is that the committee will probably direct those who don’t agree to attend voluntarily, and we’ll make criminal referrals and let this process work.” .
Raskin said, “There is a process to obtain criminal contempt by turning over information to the District of Columbia and getting the Department of Justice to demand that these people appear in court and be imprisoned until the point where they cooperate with a subpoena from Congress.”
“It could also be civil contempt, or it could also be an inherent contempt for Congress where we design our own process to pull these people out and potentially fine them until they’re willing to cooperate,” he added.
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