Democrats are still hoping they can pin the blame for the Jan. 6 Capitol riot squarely on former President Trump’s shoulders. Rep. Bennie Thompson, the chairman of the select panel investigating the events of Jan. 6, says that “nothing is off limits” and Trump will be part of the inquiry.
According to The Hill:
He told The Guardian that he “absolutely” intends on conducting a wide-ranging probe against Trump and some of his top allies on Capitol Hill.
“The issues of January 6 are one of the most salient challenges we have as a nation, to make sure that this democracy does not fall prey to people who don’t really identify with democracy,” Thompson told the news outlet.
“If somebody spoke to the president on January 6, I think it would be important for our committee to know what was said. I can’t imagine you talk about anything else to the president on January 6,” he said.
Rep. Thompson also said he will be examining the communication between Trump and House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy.
“There will not be a reluctance on the part of the committee to pursue it,” Thompson said, referring to McCarthy’s call. “The committee will want to know if there is a record of what was said.”
On Tuesday, Rep. McCarthy announced his choices to round out the panel however, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has the ability to veto his picks. So far, she’s remained tight-lipped on if she will do so.
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