After taking some time to consider what @AdamKinzinger stated regarding the criminal referral of non-compliant subpoenaed persons to DOJ, I’ve determined that this the wrong way to proceed. Congress needs to hold these individuals in inherent contempt if they do not comply w 1/
the #January6thCommittee subpoenas. They need to be taken into custody & imprisoned until compliance. Just like a judge presiding over a Grand Jury, Congress has the power to imprison individuals until documents are produced and testimony is garnered. 2/
If you allow DOJ and the Courts to do Congress’s job, you’re ceding your authority to the other branches. If the House flips during the midterms, these putative witnesses will run out the clock until the new Congress is seated. If you’re worried about opening 3/
Pandora’s Box, in exercising your inherent powers, it was already opened on January 6, 2021. Congress was attacked by hundreds of traitors. Ppl were killed because of it. An attack on Congress hasn’t happened since 1954. 4/…
and that attack cane nowhere near to decapitating a branch of our government as the attack on Jan, 6th did. All your lives were in serious danger. All the lives of those who work with you were also in danger./5
Trump & members of Congress were directly involved in fomenting the violence. The attackers knew where to penetrate the perimeter & building. Trump & his supporters are still inciting future violence. If we don’t utilize every tool at our disposal to hold these ppl responsible/6
We invite further, and more successful, attempts to destroy all that we hold dear. This isn’t business as usual. It concerns the survival of our Republic. What Congress, DOJ, state & local prosecutors do now will determine if our nation succeeds w a hard lesson learned or /7
merely delays the inevitable. Please use your authority to hold those who defy Committee subpoenas in inherent contempt & place them in custody until they comply w the will of the people who elected you, @AdamKinzinger @RepAdamSchiff @tedlieu @Grace4NY @RepSwalwell @RepLizCheney

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If I can make one request this 9/11 anniversary, it would be to stop politicizing the attacks. Al Qaeda’s assault wasn’t only against democrats, republicans, or independents. They attacked all of us. They attacked what we stand for. They attacked our freedom and democracy. 1/
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