Pennsylvania GOP nominee Doug Mastriano sued the Jan. 6 committee, alleging that the subpoena is legally defective.
The lawsuit filed by state Sen. Doug Mastriano says the Pelosi-led House failed to follow its own rules and ensure the Jan. 6 committee had a ranking Republican member and therefore can’t compel his deposition under the rules Congress set for itself.
“The focus of this complaint is not the legitimacy of the Committee. Rather, it is the Committee’s absolute inability to legally compel deposition testimony in compliance with the Regulations for Use of Deposition Authority,” the suit filed in U.S. District Court in Washington D.C. argued. “A properly appointed Ranking Minority Member is necessary for a witness, such as Plaintiff, to avail himself of the protections afforded to him in the Rules on the Use of Deposition Authority.”