January 6th Committee Chair, Representative Bennie Thompson, a Democrat from Mississippi, announced the committee will vote to subpoena Donald Trump.
THOMPSON: “On January 6th, he tried to take away the voice of the American people in choosing their president and replace the will of the voters with his will to remain in power. He is the one person at the center of the story of what happened on January 6th. So we want to hear from him. The Committee needs to do everything in our power to tell the most complete story possible and provide recommendations to help ensure nothing like January 6th ever happens again. We need to be fair and thorough and gain a full context for the evidence we’ve obtained. But the need for this Committee to hear from Donald Trump goes beyond our fact finding. This is a question about accountability to the American people. He must be accountable. He is required to answer for his actions. He is required to answer to those police officers who put their lives and bodies on the line to defend our democracy. He is required to answer to those millions of Americans who’s votes he wanted to throw out as part of his scheme to remain in power. And whatever is underway to ensure this accountability under law, this Committee will demand a full accounting to every American, person of the events of January 6th. So it is our obligation to seek Donald Trump.”