The Democratic-controlled House Select Committee investigating the January 6, 2021 protest at the U.S. Capitol subpoenaed numerous Republicans close to former President Donald Trump, including three months of phone records from Arizona Republican Party Chair Kelli Ward despite not participating in the rally that day.
Several of the Republicans subpoenaed are fighting back against the aggressive posturing, including Ward, who filed a lawsuit in Arizona federal district court on Tuesday along with her husband against the House Select Committee and its chair Rep. Bennie Thompson (R-MS-02) in order to stop T-Mobile from turning over the records.
Ward alleges that the subpoena was issued as retaliation for her and her husband being one of 11 Arizona Republican electors that selected Donald Trump for president shortly after the 2020 presidential election, while the litigation over the election was still ongoing. She said the subpoena “fails to provide a valid legislative purpose” since she wasn’t present at the January 6 protest.
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