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Jan. 6 panel subpoenas Andy Biggs, other GOP lawmakers

Andy Biggs
Posted at 10:54 AM, May 12, 2022
and last updated 2022-05-12 15:18:16-04

House investigators said Thursday that they have issued subpoenas to House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy and four other GOP lawmakers, including Arizona's Andy Biggs, as part of their probe into the violent Jan. 6 insurrection.

It's an extraordinary step that is certain to further inflame partisan tensions over the 2021 attack.

The Jan. 6 panel’s subpoenas Thursday for McCarthy, R-Calif., and Republican Reps. Jim Jordan of Ohio, Scott Perry of Pennsylvania, Andy Biggs of Arizona, and Mo Brooks of Alabama come as the investigation is winding down.

The panel is investigating McCarthy’s conversations with then-President Donald Trump on the day of the attack and meetings the four other lawmakers had as Trump and his aides worked to overturn his 2020 election defeat.