Republicans plot vengeance on Jan. 6 committee

On June 9, Rep. Rodney Davis (R-Ill.), the top Republican on the committee that oversees Capitol security and election reforms, said a GOP-controlled House Administration Committee would launch a “full investigation” into House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and the Jan. 6 committee as one of its top priorities next year.

Davis said he had filed a preservation request for “all records produced by or in the possession” of the select committee. But on June 28, Davis lost his primary to the Trump-endorsed Rep. Mary Miller (R-Ill.)

Some Republicans also have sought to dispute elements of Hutchinson’s explosive testimony about President Trump’s behavior and state of mind, including her accounts of conversations with former White House Counsel Pat Cipollone and former White House Deputy Chief of Staff Tony Ornato.

Rep. Jim Banks (R-Ind.), who chairs the largest bloc of House conservatives, on July 1 sent a letter to Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas, requesting that DHS “review White House gate logs, surveillance videos, and all other records that could indicate which of these senior staff were present at the White House during the times referenced” in Hutchinson’s testimony.