Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) said Sunday during an appearance on CNN’s “State of the Union” that the January 6 House Select Committee may subpoena former vice president Mike Pence for testimony regarding ex-president Donald Trump’s efforts to overturn the results of the 2020 election.
Schiff, who sits on the Jan. 6 panel, was asked by host Dana Bash:
“Why not subpoena Mike Pence, for example? I know you asked him to testify voluntarily — that didn’t happen.”
The congressman replied:
“We’re not taking anything off the table in terms of witnesses who have not yet testified. We would still, I think, like to have several high-profile people come before our committee. but at the moment, I can’t disclose what private conversations may or may not be going on with respect to certain individuals, but there are still key people we have not interviewed we would like to.”
“So, Mike Pence is a possibility still?”
“You know, certainly a possibility. We’re not excluding anyone or anything at this point.”
The California Democrat also previewed what to expect during next week’s two public hearings of the Jan. 6 committee when he was asked:
“Your hearing will include evidence about Trump electors in battleground states who submitted fake Electoral College ballots even though Trump lost these states that we are talking about. We have already heard that … Trump campaign officials were involved in that. Do you have evidence that the former president himself was involved?”
There is indeed evidence of Trump’s involvement, Schiff confirmed, remarking:
“Yes, we’ll show evidence of the president’s involvement in this scheme. We’ll also again show evidence of what his own lawyers came to think about this scheme. And we’ll show courageous state officials who stood up and said they wouldn’t go along with this plan to either call legislatures back into session or decertify the results for Joe Biden.”
“I don’t want to get ahead of our hearing. We’ll show during the hearing what the president’s role was in trying to get states to name alternate slates of electors, how that scheme depended initially on hopes that the legislators would reconvene and bless it. They didn’t, and they press forward with it anyway.”
Sounds like we’re about to have more must-see TV.
Here’s Schiff on CNN earlier today:
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