The House select committee investigating the deadly January 6 riot has asked GOP Rep. Scott Perry of Pennsylvania to voluntarily sit down for an interview — the first known effort by the panel to talk to a lawmaker about helping former President Donald Trump in his efforts to undermine the election.
The committee is not yet issuing a subpoena for Perry’s testimony. Instead the panel is sending a letter to formally request Perry’s cooperation. Perry, a member of the House Freedom Caucus, is the first lawmaker to receive such a letter from the committee.
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NEW: 1/6 committee sends a letter to GOP Rep. Scott Perry, its first known outreach to a lawmaker to talk about his:
-role in trying to make Jeffrey Clark AG
-texts with Meadows including over encrypted app signal
-talks w/WH about dominion voting machineshttps://t.co/22bUjf0d4j
— Annie Grayer (@AnnieGrayerCNN) December 20, 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