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Lawmakers subpoena right-wing extremist groups Proud Boys and Oath Keepers in Capitol riot probe

The Jan. 6 select committee subpoenaed Elmer Stewart Rhodes, president of the Oath Keepers, and Henry "Enrique" Tarrio, chairman of the Proud Boys. ...

Capitol police use tear gas on Trump mob on January 6
Police use tear gas around Capitol building where pro-Trump supporters riot and breached the Capitol. Rioters broke windows and breached the Capitol building in an attempt to overthrow the results of the 2020 election.

  • The committee investigating the Capitol riot issued subpoenas to the Proud Boys and Oath Keepers.
  • Letters from the House select committee were addressed to the leaders of both groups.
  • At least 34 people affiliated with the Proud Boys have been charged in connection to the January 6 riot.

The House select committee investigating the January 6 Capitol riots issued subpoenas on Tuesday to the Proud Boys and Oath Keepers, as well as the leaders of both of the groups. 

Letters from the committee, seen by Insider, are addressed to Elmer Stewart Rhodes, president of the Oath Keepers, and Henry "Enrique" Tarrio, chairman of the Proud Boys. 

Tarrio was told he faces a deposition on December 15, and Rhodes faces one on December 14.

Mississippi Rep. Bennie Thompson, who chairs the committee, also issued a subpoena to Robert Patrick Lewis, chairman of the 1st Amendment Praetorian, who faces a deposition on December 16. 

The subpoenas call for the all parties to submit relevant documents by December 7.

Thompson said that members of the Proud Boys called for violence leading up to the deadly January 6 insurrection, and said the Department of Justice has indicted at least 34 people affiliated with the group in connection with the riot. 

Separately, Tarrio is serving a five-month sentence in Washington DC's Central Detention Facility for burning a Black Lives Matter flag after the November 2020 election. Earlier this month he asked a judge last week to let him out of jail early, citing inhumane conditions. 

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