A top Democrat on Nancy Pelosi’s freshly formed panel to investigate the Jan. 6 Capitol riot says they may call on former President Trump to testify before Congress. House Majority Whip James Clyburn told CNN that the committee will demand Trump testify “if it comes to that.”
The Daily Wire reports:
“We know what happened. We know where it happened. What we don’t know is why it happened and who made it happen,” Clyburn said of the Capitol riot. “If it comes to [calling Trump], they should go wherever the facts lead. They may be able to get what they want and need without him testifying,”
“I would not want to see a former president testify in such a situation as this, but if that’s what it takes in order to get to the bottom of this, because this is more than any one person. This is this country,” he added.
The committee will “investigate and report on the facts and the causes of the attack and it will report recommendations for the prevention of any future attack,” Pelosi said. “The timetable will be as long as it takes.”
Pelosi’s select committee is set up to include eight Democrats and one Republican named by Pelosi, and five other Republicans named by Pelosi in consultation with House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA). Pelosi has already picked Rep Liz Cheney (R-Wyoming) to serve on the committee.
So far, McCarthy hasn’t released the name of any Republicans he’s considering recommending to the panel.