It's a shame that Mr. Bannon has put us in this position, but we won't take 'no' for an answer. We believe Mr. Bannon has information relevant to our probe, and we'll use the tools at our disposal to get that information. — Committee Chairman Bennie Thompson
It's a shame that Mr. Bannon has put us in this position, but we won't take 'no' for an answer. We believe Mr. Bannon has information relevant to our probe, and we'll use the tools at our disposal to get that information. — Committee Chairman Bennie Thompson
The January 6 panel unanimously voted to hold Steve Bannon in criminal contempt for refusing to comply with congressional subpoenas
  • The January 6 House select committee voted to hold Trump ally Steve Bannon in criminal contempt.
  • Bannon repeated refused to comply with congressional subpoenas related to the panel's probe into the Capitol riot.
  • "Despite what he and Trump may believe, no one is above the law," Rep. Adam Schiff said in response to the vote.
The vote could compel Bannon, who served as former White House chief strategist, to comply with congressional subpoenas related to the Capitol riot investigation to avoid potential jail time if he continues not to cooperate.

"It's a shame that Mr. Bannon has put us in this position, but we won't take 'no' for an answer," Committee Chairman Bennie Thompson said ahead of the vote. "We believe Mr. Bannon has information relevant to our probe, and we'll use the tools at our disposal to get that information."

Seven Democrats and two Republicans — all selected by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi — make up the committee that unanimously voted to refer Bannon to the Justice Department for criminal contempt charges.


... On Tuesday evening, Schiff tweeted in response to the vote that Bannon was "given every opportunity to comply with a lawful subpoena," but "he chose instead to make specious claims of executive privilege."

"Tonight, we voted to hold him in criminal contempt," Schiff continued. "Despite what he and Trump may believe, no one is above the law."
Read the full article: https://www.businessinsider.com/january-6-select-committee-voted-hold-steve-bannon-in-contempt-2021-10