Select Committee Subpoenas Individuals Involved in Events Immediately Preceding Violent Attack on the Capitol

Jan 11, 2022

Washington—Chairman Bennie G. Thompson (D-MS) today announced that the Select Committee has issued subpoenas to three individuals as a part of its investigation into the January 6th attack on the U.S. Capitol and its causes. The committee is demanding records and testimony from three witnesses involved in planning and preparations for the January 6th rally at the Ellipse, which immediately preceded the violent attack on the Capitol.

Chairman Thompson issued the following statement:

“The Select Committee is seeking information from individuals who were involved with the rally at the Ellipse. Protests on that day escalated into an attack on our democracy. Protestors became rioters who carried out a violent attempt to derail the peaceful transfer of power. We have reason to believe the individuals we’ve subpoenaed today have relevant information and we expect them to join the more than 340 individuals who have spoken with the Select Committee as we push ahead to investigate this attack on our democracy and ensure nothing like this ever happens again.”

The Select Committee issued subpoenas for records and testimony to the following individuals:

Andy Surabian and Arthur Schwartz were strategists who both served as advisors to Donald Trump, Jr. and were communicating with individuals including Donald Trump, Jr. and Kimberly Guilfoyle regarding the January 6th Ellipse rally.

Ross Worthington is a former White House official who helped draft the former President’s January 6th speech for the rally at the Ellipse.

The letters to the witnesses can be found here:

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