The Jan. 6 committee is meeting now to vote on a report recommending that the House hold Trump ally Steve Bannon in criminal contempt of Congress for refusing to comply with a subpoena. The contempt report outlines the efforts the committee made to get a witness to comply with the subpoena, and the failure by the witness to do so.
Committee Chairman Bennie Thompson told CNN on Tuesday that he expects the full House to vote on criminal contempt charges for Bannon before the end of the week, and a source told CNN the plan is for the the chamber to vote on the referral on Thursday. After the full House vote, it would then get referred to the Justice Department.
🚨 NOW: By a unanimous vote, the @January6thCmte votes to recommend Steve Bannon be held in criminal contempt. The issue will now go to the full House for a vote. #CapitolRiot @wusa9 pic.twitter.com/ZaGzdiWVAz
— Jordan Fischer (@JordanOnRecord) October 19, 2021
Defying a congressional subpoena has consequences. Our work will not be stonewalled, and we will continue to uncover the facts and get answers for the American people.
No one is above the law. https://t.co/0FOM1SjahN
— Adam Kinzinger (@RepKinzinger) October 19, 2021
“Bannon knew enough about what was going on that he gave, startlingly, one of the most accurate predictions of how the chaos that day would play out,” Betsy Woodruff Swan says ahead of a vote to recommend contempt charges for Steve Bannon. https://t.co/G4um5ZILJQ
— MSNBC (@MSNBC) October 19, 2021