Jan. 6 committee subpoenas 5 House Republicans, including Kevin McCarthy

Kevin McCarthy.
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The House select committee investigating the Jan. 6 Capitol riot subpoenaed five House Republicans, including Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.), on Thursday, marking a "significant escalation" in the panel's investigative efforts, The Washington Post reports.

Committee chair Rep. Bennie Thompson (D-Miss.) said the group had subpoenaed Reps. Mo Brooks of Alaska, Andy Biggs of Arizona, Scott Perry of Pennsylvania, and Jim Jordan of Ohio, in addition to McCarthy. All five had declined to speak with the committee voluntarily, the Post notes.

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