Having subpoenaed five Republican members of Congress this week — including House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) — the House Select Committee on the January 6 Capitol insurrection is expected to make headlines again early next week with yet another round of what are being called “bombshells.”
According to a report from Axios:
The Jan. 6 committee may seek testimony from additional lawmakers as soon as next week, ahead of blockbuster TV hearings that kick off next month, Axios has learned.
Of particular interest in the Axios report is that more subpoenas could be in the offing, too, though no one with knowledge of the panel could definitively say so:
Chiefs of staff and other aides to members of the House select committee were told Friday on their weekly call with committee staff to brace for more bombshells ahead of the June 9 start to public hearings, according to two sources on the call.
Security for the planned public hearings which begin in June are also underway, with U.S. Capitol Police providing regular updates and giving a formal briefing on May 20.
If there are more subpoenas, some could be for Republican senators, including Ted Cruz (TX) and Josh Hawley (MO), both of whom were eager to delay certification of the 2020 electoral votes when Congress met in joint session on Jan. 6, 2021 for the purpose of formally declaring Joe Biden as winner of the presidential race over former President Donald Trump, who lost by over 7 million popular votes.
Theoretically, there could also be subpoenas for Trump and former Vice President Mike Pence, though both would probably fight such a move by attempting to tie up the matter with court appeals.