Correcting Unequal Justice: Could Congress Repudiate the J6 Committee?

When it comes to defying Congressional subpoenas,  the concept of equal justice is looking rather lopsided depending upon where one stands politically.

For instance, last week, the House voted to hold Attorney General Merrick Garland in contempt of Congress for withholding audio from president Biden’s classified documents case.

Just two days later, the Dept. of Justice declined to prosecute Garland.

Meanwhile, two former close aides of president Trump, Steven Bannon and Peter Navarro were aggressively prosecuted for defying subpoenas from the January 6 Committee.

Now Bannon has been ordered to report to prison to serve a 4 month sentence stemming from his refusal to comply with a subpoena from the J6 Committee.

Navarro began serving his four month prison sentence for contempt of Congress in March.

But some members of Congress are pushing back on the apparent double standard at play.

Congressman Thomas Massie (R-KY) made a not-so-subtle suggestion to House Speaker Mike Johnson (R-LA) earlier this month about restoring fairness and balance.

Many Republicans have complained that then House Speaker Nancy Pelosi violated House Rules by refusing to accept then Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy’s appointed Republicans on the committee. This, in turn, has raised serious questions about the legitimacy of the J6 Committee and what some GOP House members have called a politically-motivated prosecution of Bannon and Navarro.

Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) says she’s ready to fully support Massie’s resolution to rescind the subpoenas for Bannon and Navarro by repudiating the J6 Committee.

Rescinding the subpoenas would strengthen both Navarro’s and Bannon’s appeals in their cases and bolster their contention that their prosecutions for contempt were unjust.

The ball is in Speaker Johnson’s court as to whether it’s time to hold individuals who weaponize government power accountable and to ensure that Americans are not unfairly targeted for their political beliefs.

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Photo: UNITED STATES - JULY 27: Chairman Bennie Thompson, D-Miss., addresses the media after the House Jan. 6 select committee hearing in Cannon Building to examine the January 2021 attack on the Capitol, on Tuesday, July 27, 2021. Also appearing from left are, Reps. Elaine Luria, D-Va., Adam Schiff, D-Calif., Liz Cheney, R-Wyo., Jamie Raskin, D-Md., Zoe Lofgren, D-Calif., Pete Aguilar, D-Calif., and Adam Kinzinger, R-Ill. (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images)

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  1. I’ll believe it when I see it. It’s something the Speaker should have done months ago.

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