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    Republicans Seek J6 Records From Police, National Archives in GOP-Led Investigation

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    House Republicans launched their own version of a committee on January 6 that will “reinvestigate” the events of 2021 at the U.S. Capitol. The chairman of the committee, Georgia Republican Representative Barry Loudermilk, stated that they will “investigate both sides” and “show what really occurred on January 6.”

    The committee led by Democrats issued subpoenas to several Republicans last year. Now, Republicans are contemplating whether to increase pressure on Nancy Pelosi, the woman responsible for selecting the panel.

    Prior to this, Republicans sent Pelosi a letter inquiring why she did not do more to secure the Capitol on January 6, 2021, such as requesting National Guard deployments and a larger Capitol Police presence.

    “I’m gonna tell you the truth: Yes, I do,” said Georgia GOP Rep. Buddy Carter when asked if he believes Republicans should issue a subpoena to Pelosi.

    “This is setting the precedent, and we’re just not gonna lie down and let this happen. There are serious questions about her role on January 6 and exactly what she did and what she didn’t do. And we need to get to the bottom of that,” he added.

    Several other Republicans have previously stated that there is widespread support for subpoenaing Pelosi.

    “I wouldn’t be surprised if there’s a subpoena there,” said Florida Republican Rep. Brian Mast.

    Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee Jim Jordan, who demanded an investigation into Pelosi’s role, lost his temper earlier this year when discussing the committee’s approval of a criminal contempt report to hold Steve Bannon in contempt of Congress.

    “There have been subpoenas issued to 11 individuals, 11 American citizens who asked the government permission on an application to hold the Trump rally,” Jordan said.

    “The government granted it and now the January 6 committee petitions them to ask them questions about exercising their First Amendment right to assemble,” he added.

    Additionally, Loudermilk stated that the committee would contemplate requesting an interview with Pelosi, including any decisions made regarding Capitol security prior to January 6.

    “If we need to, we would like for her to come and talk to us about it,” Loudermilk said, adding the panel might seek to interview former members of the House Jan. 6 committee, NBC News reported.

    Republicans also asserted that despite having a budget comparable to that of many large-city police departments, the U.S. Capitol Police has neglected to make necessary changes since January 6.

    “One of the reasons it’s important that we look back is so we can identify where the failures were and move forward. Our concern is there has been a lack of looking back by the previous leadership of Capitol Police,” said Loudermilk.

    Additionally, Loudermilk has requested records related to January 6 from the Metropolitan Police Department and the National Archives.

    “In letters to MPD Chief Robert J. Contee III and U.S. archivist Colleen Shogan, first reported by Politico, Loudermilk requested documents about the attack on the Capitol and the former Democratic-controlled House Jan. 6 committee that investigated the riot before it was dissolved in January,” NBC reported.

    “The requests, Loudermilk said, are part of the GOP-led subcommittee’s effort to evaluate and prevent future security failures and fit into a review of how the former House Jan. 6 committee conducted its investigation. He is also seeking a series of video and audio recordings, including recordings of radio communications, MPD electronic surveillance unit video recordings, and body-camera footage from officers who were at the Ellipse or stationed at or near Capitol Grounds on Jan. 6,” the outlet added.

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