In the most unshocking news of the day, Pelosi’s hack January 6th committee has voted to hold Steve Bannon in contempt for refusing to comply with their invitations and subpoenas:
AP – A House committee investigating the Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection voted unanimously Tuesday to hold former White House aide Steve Bannon in contempt of Congress after the longtime ally of former President Donald Trump defied a subpoena for documents and testimony.
Still defending his supporters who broke into the Capitol that day, Trump has aggressively tried to block the committee’s work by directing Bannon and others not to answer questions in the probe. Trump has also filed a lawsuit to try to prevent Congress from obtaining former White House documents.
But lawmakers have made clear they will not back down as they gather facts and testimony about the attack involving Trump’s supporters that left dozens of police officers injured, sent lawmakers running for their lives and interrupted the certification of President Joe Biden’s victory.
The committee’s chairman, Rep. Bennie Thompson, D-Miss., said Tuesday that Bannon “stands alone in his complete defiance of our subpoena” and the panel will not take no for an answer.
He said that while Bannon may be “willing to be a martyr to the disgraceful cause of whitewashing what happened on January 6th — of demonstrating his complete loyalty to the former President,” the contempt vote is a warning to other witnesses.
“We won’t be deterred. We won’t be distracted. And we won’t be delayed,” Thompson added.
The Tuesday evening vote sends the contempt resolution to the full House, which is expected to vote on the measure Thursday. House approval would send the matter to the Justice Department, which would then decide whether to pursue criminal charges against Bannon.
What a crapfest of an article from the AP.
Trump isn’t defending the rioters who stormed the Capitol, as they suggested, he’s simply exercising executive privilege which is his to exert, and Steve Bannon would be subject to that.
He has filed a lawsuit to protect his documents at the National Archive because of that same privilege. I hope he wins.
This Pelosi committee is nothing but a sham whose only goal is to hurt Republicans in next year’s election. Democrats are in the absolute throws of desperation thanks to their disaster of a president and are looking for anything they can to try and stem the heavy losses we all know is coming for them next November.
I’m glad Steve Bannon refused to comply. However I’m sure the DOJ will gleefully accept the contempt charge from the House tomorrow and come after him with guns ablazin.