The House committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol is subpoenaing the Proud Boys and the Oath Keepers, going directly after the right-wing groups as well as their leaders.
A Tuesday set of subpoenas seeks documents from the extremist and militia groups along with testimony from Henry “Enrique” Tarrio, the chairman of the Proud Boys at the time of the Capitol assault, as well as Elmer Stewart Rhodes, founder of the Oath Keepers.
“The Select Committee is seeking information from individuals and organizations reportedly involved with planning the attack, with the violent mob that stormed the Capitol on January 6th, or with efforts to overturn the results of the election. We believe the individuals and organizations we subpoenaed today have relevant information about how violence erupted at the Capitol and the preparation leading up to this violent attack,” Chair Bennie Thompson (D-Miss.) said in a statement.
The panel also subpoenaed Robert Patrick Lewis, chair of the 1st Amendment Praetorian, a group that provided security at multiple rallies leading up to Jan. 6 that amplified former President Trump‘s unsupported claim that the 2020 election was stolen. Lewis was also a speaker at a Jan. 5 rally in support of Trump.