The Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee voted on Thursday to grant Chairman Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) broad subpoena authority as part of a probe stemming from the Obama administration.
In a party-line vote, Republicans on the panel gave Johnson the power to issue subpoenas for more than 35 individuals and a swath of documents, which will allow him to skip having to come back to the committee for a vote on each individual subpoena.
Sen. Gary Peters (D-Mich.), the top Democrat on the homeland security panel, wrote in a letter to Johnson this week that the subpoena authorization “has every appearance of a partisan fishing expedition.”
“These actions divide our Committee at a time when Americans need us to be united. Pursued in this fashion, the work of the Committee will not be trusted. Politicizing a Committee investigation into the FBI and DOJ serves only to undermine all three institutions,” Peters added.
Pandemic and civil unrest are minor issues for Republicans. They believe it is more important that the Senate investigate issues that have already been investigated involving an election that they won with electoral college votes.
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