Rep. Liz Cheney, Republican from Wyoming who serves as vice chairman of committee, said CNN’s Jake Tupper on “State of Union” on Sunday when the committee speaks with Thomas’ counsel.
“We certainly hope that she will agree to come in voluntarily, but the committee is fully prepared to consider subpoena if she fails to do so. I hope it doesn’t come to that. I hope she comes in voluntarily, Cheney said. – Therefore, it is very important for us talk with her, and, as I said, I hope that she will agree to do it voluntarily, but I sure We will consider the subpoena if it won’t.”
The committee asked Thomas conservative activist, meet with in panel and provide documents that may be relevant to the investigation. The committee has email correspondence between Thomas and former Election lawyer for President Donald Trump, John Eastman, as well as correspondence between her and the head of the Trump White House. of Staff Mark Meadows. Texts show Thomas convinces Meadows to continue fight cancel the 2020 presidential election results. Eastman and Meadows also were subjects of committee investigation.
Not decision for now on criminal recommendations of Trump
Cheney also said the committee had not yet decided whether he would do criminal recommendations of President Donald Trump, but she believed that Trump violated the oath of office and that’s “absolutely what we’re looking at”.
“I think Donald Trump, a breach of his oath of office violation of The constitution he dealt with in is the most serious offense of any president in in history of our nation. I think that, as I said, the committee has not yet decided whether we will do criminal referrals. This is something we take very seriously. And I would also say that the department of Justice is certainly very focused on the basis on what we see in public on which is the biggest criminal the study in American history. But there’s no doubt in i think the president of The United States does not fit for farther office.”
“I also know what we saw in terms of what’s happened over the course we learned of over well of in last has been deeply disturbing for several weeks,” she said. – We get to the bottom of it of It.”
Cheney on her future
Cheney told her work on the January 6 committee “is the most important thing I’ve ever done professionally,” telling Tapper that even if she loses her upcoming race for re-election because of her committee workthere were no “questions” there were yet worth service on It.
She named her primary race”an extremely unusual moment, of course in American politics.”
“I will also say it, I’m not going to lie. I’m not going to say what is not true elections,” she said. – My opponents do it, of course, just for goal of receiving elected …if I have to choose between saving space in house of representatives, or the defense of a constitutional republic and the provision of an American people know in truth about Donald Trump, I’m going to choose the Constitution and truth every single day.”
This story was updated turn on more from an interview with Cheney.