The House committee investigating the Jan. 6, 2021 Capitol riot wants to question Reps. Andy Biggs, R-Arizona, Mo Brooks, R-Ala., and Ronny Jackson, R-Texas — lawmakers who, at the time, were all Donald Trump allies.
President Bennie Thompson, D-Miss., and Vice President Liz Cheney, R-Wyo., sent letters Monday to each member proposing a meeting the week of May 9.
“The select committee has learned that several of our colleagues have information relevant to our investigation into the facts, circumstances and causes of January 6,” Thompson and Cheney said in a statement.
The committee has written to Jackson, the former top White House physician under Trump and President Barack Obama, to inquire about members of the Oath Keepers, including Chief Stewart Rhodes, exchanging cryptic messages during the attack on Capitol Hill asking to provide Jackson with security because he has ‘critical issues’. data to protect.
The letter says “it is evident” that the Oathkeepers believed the violence of the riot would endanger the members’ lives. The panel wants to know why the Oath Keepers would be interested in Jackson’s specific location; why they think Jackson would have crucial information to protect; why they ordered the band members to protect Jackson; and who Jackson spoke to on his cellphone that day.