January 6 Committee Summons Proud Boys and Oath Keepers

The summons went to the Proud Boys and their leader Enrique Tario, as well as the Oath Keepers and their leader, Stewart Rhodes. Dozens of members of both groups have been indicted in the attack on the US Capitol, and prosecutors have said they conspired prematurely to disrupt the proceedings of the Electoral College. (Tarios and Rhodes are not charged.)

The panel also summoned Robert Patrick Lewis, president of 1st Amendment Praetorian, a group that the committee says provided security at “multiple rallies lasting until January 6.

Representative Benny Thompson, a Mississippi Democrat who chaired the committee, said in a statement, “We believe the individuals and organizations we summoned today have an understanding of how the violence occurred at the Capitol and the preparation for this violent attack.” relevant information.”

Several dozen summonses have already been issued as part of the investigation, with mixed success. Investigators say they have spoken to more than 200 witnesses, but some key players in former President Donald Trump’s world have halted the investigation and refused to testify or produce documents.

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