Trump Promises Friday Morning Response to Jan. 6 Panel's Subpoena Vote (Newsmax)
By Charlie McCarthy | Friday, 14 October 2022 07:29 AM EDT
Former President Donald Trump said he will respond Friday morning to the partisan House Jan. 6 select committee's unanimous vote to subpoena him.
Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s Jan. 6 panel, comprised of Democrats and two anti-Trump Republicans, held what was expected to be its final public hearing on Thursday. The committee members voted unanimously to subpoena him to appear for a formal deposition.
"I will be putting out my response to the Unselect Committee of political Hacks & Thugs tomorrow morning at 8:00. Thank you!," Trump posted late Thursday on Truth Social.
Pelosi formed the select committee to investigate events surrounding the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the Capitol.
House Republicans blasted the committee's unanimous vote to subpoena Trump as a "political ploy" less than four weeks before the midterms.
"Today's subpoena of President Donald J. Trump less than one month from the midterm elections is a desperate political ploy by Democrats and their mainstream media stenographer allies," House Republican Conference Chair Rep. Elise Stefanik, R-N.Y., wrote in a statement, The Hill reported.
"The American people are smart and the Democrats' abuse of power will only energize the American people to fire Nancy Pelosi once and for all and deliver a red tsunami that will elect a historic Republican majority to hold Joe Biden accountable."