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The press release announcing the subpoenas said that “at least 34 individuals affiliated with the Proud Boys” organization have been indicted in connection the Jan. 6 Capitol riot, while noting that many other people associated with the group helped spread claims that the 2020 election was stolen from donald-trump” target=”_blank”>former President Donald Trump<
The select committee was formed in June to investigate the Jan. 6 Capitol riots in a largely party-line vote, with only Republican Reps. Liz Cheney, R-Wyo., and Adam Kinzinger, R-Ill., voting with Democrats to form it.
“The Select Committee is moving swiftly to uncover the facts of what happened on that day and we expect every witness to comply with the law and cooperate so we can get answers to the American people,” Thompson said.