Wisconsin House Speaker sues to block subpoena from Jan. 6 committee

Wisconsin Assembly Speaker Robin Vos talks to the media after Gov. Tony Evers addressed a joint session of the Legislature in the Assembly chambers during the Governor’s State of the State speech at the state Capitol, Feb. 15, 2022, in Madison, Wis. (AP Photo/Andy Manis, File)

Rep. Bennie Thompson (D-Miss.), the chairman of the select committee, said in a letter dated Friday that the panel wanted information about a July phone call in which Trump reportedly asked the Wisconsin lawmaker to retroactively change the results of the 2020 presidential election in the state.

The call came on the heels of a Wisconsin Supreme Court ruling that disallowed most absentee ballot drop boxes that aren’t located in election offices, effective for elections that fell after the ruling.

Trump in July took to his Truth Social platform to urge Vos to act on the ruling and hint at endorsing Vos’s primary challenger — which he ultimately did after Vos resisted his requests.

“Robin, don’t let the voters of Wisconsin down!” Trump wrote.

The Jan. 6 committee in its subpoena asked for Vos to give a deposition about his call with Trump and the surrounding circumstances.

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Vos ultimately won his primary against his Trump-backed opponent, but he has continued to publicly support the former president, according to The Washington Post.

The Wisconsin state lawmaker’s testimony before the House select committee has been delayed as his motion to block the subpoena awaits a judge’s decision.

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Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.

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