Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-Co.) has responded to the recent indictment of Trump co-conspirator Steve Bannon by the Justice Department for contempt of Congress by threatening “politically-motivated indictments” by House Republicans if they retake the majority.
Bannon refused to comply with a congressional subpoena issued by the House 1/6 Committee, which resulted in a referral for indictment by the House to the DOJ, which finally acted on the referral by indicting Bannon and issuing a warrant for his arrest.
Contempt of Congress is an actual thing that can get a person indicted. And Bannon could see jail time over it. Congress not only has the power to issue subpoenas, but they also have the power to enforce them as well.
The fact is that Bannon is a central figure in the Capitol insurrection probe as he was present at Trump’s “war room” inside the Willard Hotel in Washington DC on January 6th when a mob of Trump supporters violently stormed the building in an attempt to overthrow democracy.
But Boebert accused Democrats of having political motives to indict Bannon and made it clear that Republicans intend to abuse the subpoena power to get revenge.
Now that Democrats have started these politically-motivated indictments for Contempt of Congress, I look forward to seeing their reactions when we keep that same energy as we take back the House next year!
— Lauren Boebert (@laurenboebert) November 13, 2021
Democrats are holding Bannon and other Trump allies accountable for orchestrating a coup attempt, a coup attempt that Boebert herself actively took part in according to organizers of January 6th events. And she not only helped plan January 6th, Boebert live-tweeted the location of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) as Capitol Police tried to evacuate her from the House floor. It’s like Boebert was relaying information to the bloodthirsty crowd in hopes they would find her and assassinate her.
Frankly, the House 1/6 Committee has every reason to subpoena Boebert and refer her for immediate indictment by the Justice Department for her role on January 6th. Then she can complain from a prison cell.
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