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Capitol insurrection: Key organizer Ali Alexander to comply with House Committee subpoena
While several Trump officials have remained defiant against the House Committee, there are others who have willingly come forward to testify on what they know about the Capitol insurrection. One of the key organizers of the former president’s “Stop the Steal” movement announced that he will be complying with the panel to testify.
Key January 6 organizer Ali Alexander announced over the weekend his intention to comply with the subpoena served to him by the House committee probing the insurrection. Alexander made the announcement on the social media platform Telegram, describing the investigation as partisan and accusing the Democratic majority of the panel of trying to use the insurrection as an issue they plan to run on in the upcoming 2022 elections.
Alexander said that while he respects those who have defied the subpoena like Steve Bannon and Mark Meadows, he said that he does not have the money to pay the legal bills which is why he will be testifying before the bipartisan panel. Alexander added that he had asked to make his hearing public, but the panel refused.
“The only reason I’m going is that I don’t want to go to jail,” said Alexander. “So under the threat of imprisonment and spending tens and tens and tens of thousands of dollars on lawyers, I will be privately deposed before this committee in December, and I will make public whatever I can.”
Alexander also said that he plans on providing video and photo evidence of “agitators sabotaging his January 6th peaceful protests.” Alexander said that he also plans to present proof to the Committee that the former president was “betrayed by someone in his inner circle.”
Aside from former Trump officials, there are sitting members of Congress who have been suspected of aiding the insurrectionists as they broke into the Capitol on that day. Among them is Colorado GOP Rep. Lauren Boebert, who shared an update regarding House Speaker Nancy Pelosi during the siege on social media. According to SiriusXM radio host and political commentator Dean Obeidallah, the panel must subpoena Boebert to inquire about the tweets she made on that day.
“I hope Congress will subpoena Lauren Boebert,” said Obeidallah, citing one of the tweets she made on January 6, “Today is 1776.”