Republican Rep. Scott Perry on Tuesday declined the House January 6 committee’s request to speak with him, a move that could set up a showdown between a staunch Trump supporter and the committee. Perry, a member of the House Freedom Caucus, was the first known lawmaker to whom the panel had reached out to talk for its investigation.
His response raises the question of whether the committee will now move to subpoena a fellow House member, a step that would dramatically escalate political tensions between the panel and Republicans who have warned that targeting GOP lawmakers is a bridge too far.
Read the full article.
Rep. Scott Perry declines request to speak with the January 6 House panel — the first known time it sought to talk with a sitting member of Congresshttps://t.co/aoPCcVlzm2
— CNN Breaking News (@cnnbrk) December 21, 2021
We all know Greene and Boebert but do you know Rep. Scott Perry? He’s the Republican House member from PA, incoming Freedom Caucus chair, and also a *key figure in the 1/6 insurrection*.
— Mehdi Hasan (@mehdirhasan) December 16, 2021