Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) claimed she would “shut down” immoderate telecommunications companies if they comply with a petition from the House Select Committee for telephone records of lawmakers who participated successful the “Stop the Steal” rally up of the January 6 insurrection.
“If these telecommunications companies spell on with this, they volition beryllium unopen down. And that’s a promise,” Greene told Fox News property Tucker Carlson.
Greene suggested the petition was small much than a governmental ploy to wounded the GOP successful the adjacent election.
“If members of Congress tin person their idiosyncratic cellphone information exposed … conscionable to wounded america politically successful the adjacent election, past we are going into a unsafe spot successful this country,” she said.
Phone records see those of respective Republican lawmakers and erstwhile President Donald Trump, arsenic good arsenic members of the Trump family.
“The records petition is the archetypal measurement successful the committee’s investigatory process and could awesome the absorption they program to spell erstwhile they telephone witnesses,” according to a report from CNN, which noted that portion it is unclear however the committee volition compel telecommunications to comply with the request, the committee does person the authorization to contented subpoenas. Nevertheless, requesting accusation from members of Congress could effect successful a ineligible battle.
Sources who spoke to CNN said the committee opted against making nationalist the names of the lawmakers whose records are nether scrutiny, but different sources said the database includes respective salient Republicans who person backed Trump’s “Big Lie” that the 2020 wide predetermination was stolen, including Representatives Greene, Lauren Boebert (Colo.), and Jim Jordan (Ohio).
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