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Barry Moore supports rescinding January 6th Committee subpoenas

On Thursday, Congressman Barry Moore (R-Enterprise) released a statement supporting a resolution introduced by Rep. Eric Burlison (R-Missouri) to rescind the subpoenas issued last Congress by the January 6th Committee for Stephen K. Bannon, Mark Meadows, Daniel Scavino, Jr., and Peter K. Navarro; to withdraw the recommendations that these individuals be found in contempt of Congress; and to require the Speaker of the House to notify the Department of Justice of these actions.

"Nancy Pelosi's January 6th Committee was more focused on blaming President Trump for the events of that day than they were finding true legal backing for their investigation," said Rep. Moore. "Americans are smart enough to know a partisan witch hunt when they see one. The House should withdraw the subpoenas of Bannon, Meadows, Scavino, and Navarro, which are clear examples of the weaponization of the federal government against conservatives."

Reps. Burlison and Moore were joined by 23 of their Republican colleagues in introducing the resolution.

"It is past time for the House of Representatives to take action to begin undoing the harm that was caused by the illegitimate January 6th Committee," said Burlison. "The Committee was nothing more than a political witch hunt to blame President Trump and his advisors for the events that took place on January 6, 2021, and influence the 2022 mid-term elections and 2024 presidential election."

"The Committee was legally deficient in its composition and was more focused on producing made-for-TV hearings than following House rules," said Burlison. "The subpoenas that were issued were legally insufficient and should be rescinded, and the contempt of Congress referrals based on those subpoenas should be withdrawn. This is the right thing to do, and I hope all members of the House will join me in this effort."

"The Republican House should, by an official vote of the House, declare the subpoenas on Steve Bannon and Peter Navarro to be illegitimate and repealed," said Rep. Thomas Massie (R-Kentucky). "If Congress does so, it will be an effective and needed repudiation of the sham January 6th committee."

"The illegitimate J6 Committee was nothing more than an unbalanced Gestapo for Leftists attempting to destroy their political opposition," said Rep. Andy Ogles (R-Tennessee). "The committee's own rules required equal apportionment between Republican and Democratic members, as well as the appointment of 13 members, but Nancy Pelosi refused to allow it. Every subpoena, investigation, and testimony that came out of the committee is invalid, and every unjustly persecuted victim of this disgraceful partisan hitjob should be set free. Too many patriotic Americans have been targeted and it's time for justice."

"Democrats have been weaponizing our institutions for far too long," said Congresswoman Anna Paulina Luna (R-Florida). "The partisan January 6th committee was a politically motivated sham, not a pursuit for transparency and real accountability," said Congresswoman Luna. "President Trump did not engage in insurrection, and patriots like Mark Meadows, Steve Bannon, Peter Navarro, and Dan Scavino Jr. are victims of a two-tiered justice system. These are political vendettas, and it is time we put an end to it. That is why I am proudly supporting Rep. Burlison's resolution to rescind these fraudulent subpoenas."

Trump Whitehouse aid Peter Navarro is already in prison serving a sentence for contempt of Congress. Former Trump Whitehouse aide Steve Bannon has been convicted and has been ordered to report to federal prison on July 1 to begin serving his sentence. Mark Meadows, President Donald Trump's former chief of staff, is not in prison; but faces charges related to violation of the RICO Act and solicitation of violation of oath by a public officer1. He also faces nine felony charges in Arizona over the false electors case. Dan Scavino was Trump's former deputy chief of staff. CBS News is reporting that Scavino and Meadows will not face prosecution for contempt of Congress, despite being referred for contempt for failing to appear in front of the Jan. 6 select committee.

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