Committee on Jan. 6 to Conclude Following Subpoena of Trump

MURRAY, Neb. — On Jan. 6, 2021, a mob stormed the United States Capitol building during Congress’s ratification of the 2020 election results. Over the past year, a committee in the House of Representatives has investigated the attack and occasionally reported its findings to the public.

The committee became known for its hearings on primetime television. Witnesses and evidence were presented to the American people from all facets of the controversy. As the committee concludes its investigation, its members voted 9-0 to subpoena former President Donald Trump. This subpoena is a formal request for his testimony and to provide documents to the committee.

The committee gave Trump a deadline to provide documents by Nov. 4 and testimony on Nov. 14th. Most observers do not expect Trump to comply with the committee’s subpoena. If he does not comply, it is unclear what further action if anything the committee will take.

This all is occurring as a backdrop to the midterm elections. The committee must complete its work before a new Congress, potentially controlled by different leadership, enters office in January 2023.

The existence of the committee itself has been hotly debated by the Republican and Democratic Parties. Republican leadership pulled support of the committee after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi blocked certain Republican congress members from serving on the committee. The committee is currently made up of seven Democrats and two Republicans. Both Republicans, Liz Cheney and Adam Kinzinger, will be leaving Congress in January.

A final comprehensive report is expected to be released by the committee in December.