House votes to hold Steve Bannon in criminal contempt

Nine Republicans voted with the Democrats.

10/21/2021 11:27:00 PM

Nine Republicans voted with the Democrats.

The House of Representatives voted to hold Trump administration adviser Steve Bannon in contempt of Congress on Thursday.

Committee investigating Jan. 6 riot recommends holding Steve Bannon in contemptThe Jan. 6 select committee on Tuesday recommended the full House hold Trump's adviser in contempt of Congress for refusing to cooperate with a subpoena for records and testimony.

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Stephanie Keith/Getty Images, FILEThe House of Representatives voted to hold Trump administration adviser Steve Bannon in contempt of Congress on Thursday for defying a congressional subpoena by the Jan. 6 select committee investigating the attack on the Capitol.

The vote fell largely along party lines: 229-202, with nine Republicans voting with Democrats.Select committee Chair Bennie Thompson, D-Miss., said in debate ahead of the vote that allowing Bannon to ignore their subpoena would set a dangerous precedent. headtopics.com

"To my colleagues who choose to vote against enforcing the subpoena, you are saying to all future men and women who are called before this body that they can ignore a subpoena from Congress without consequence," he said."The consequences of that vote won't be limited to this investigation and this subpoena alone. Your vote will be given serious long-lasting damage to Congress. And that, in turn, will do serious damage to our country which we all love dearly."

ABC NewsThe House of Representatives votes on H Res 730 regarding holding Steve Bannon in contempt in Washington, Oct. 21, 2021.The select committee, a nine-member panel, voted unanimously Tuesday evening to send a report recommending contempt charges to the full House. Now that it's passed the chamber, the matter will be referred to the Justice Department to decide whether to pursue criminal charges.

GOP Reps. Liz Cheney, R-Wyo., and Adam Kinzinger, R-Ill, the two Republicans who sit on the committee, voted with all Democrats to advance to debate on Thursday. House GOP leaders had whipped their members to vote"no."But Democrats argued on the House floor that lawmakers have a Constitutional responsibility of oversight.

"Mr. Bannon's willful disregard for the select committee's subpoena demonstrates his utter contempt for the American people's right to know how the attacks on January 6 came about," Kinzinger said."His own words strongly suggest that the actions of the mob that stormed the Capitol and invaded this very chamber came as no surprise to him. He and a few others, were by all accounts, involved in planning that day's events and encouraged by those who attacked the Capitol, our officers and our democracy." headtopics.com

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Carlos Bernate/The New York Times via ReduxSteve Bannon, a former top adviser to then President Donald Trump, arrives at a rally in Richmond, Va., Oct. 13, 2021."I have no doubt that Mr. Bannon's scorn for our subpoena is real. But no one, and I repeat, no one is above the law," Kinzinger said."And we need to hear from him."

Cheney, also speaking with Democrats in favor of the bill, said Bannon's statements on his podcast on Jan. 5, the day before the attack, were"shocking and indefensible.""He said all hell is going to break loose. He said, 'We are coming in right over the target,'" she said."There are people in this chamber right now who were evacuated with me and the rest of us that day and during the attack. People who seem to have forgotten the danger of the moment. The assault on our Constitution, the assault on our Congress. People who you will hear argue that there is simply no legislative purpose for this committee, this legislation and this subpoena," she said.

"There is no doubt that Mr. Bannon knows far more than what he said," she continued."There is no doubt that all hell did broke loose. Just ask the scores of brave police officers who were injured that day protecting us. The American people deserve to hear his testimony."

Including Cheney and Kinzinger, nine Republicans voted with Democrats to hold Bannon in contempt: Reps. Anthony Gonzalez, Peter Meijer, Fred Upton, Nancy Mace, John Katko, Brian Fitzpatrick and Jaime Herrera Beutler. Rep. Mike Simpson had voted"yes" but changed it to"no." headtopics.com

House TVRep. Liz Cheney speaks on the floor of the House of Representatives in Washington, D.C., Oct. 21, 2021.House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., earlier Thursday argued that the Jan. 6 select committee's subpoena for Bannon's testimony was"invalid" because Republicans aren't serving on the panel and claimed Democrats are using the panel to target their political opponents.

However, Republicans decided not to sit on the panel after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi refused to seat two of five members recommended by McCarthy for making baseless claims about the validity of 2020 election. That came after Republicans killed an effort in May to establish an independent commission of members selected by both parties to investigate the Jan. 6 attack.

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MORE: Senate Republicans use filibuster to kill Jan. 6 commission"Issuing an invalid subpoena weakens our power, not voting against it," McCarthy said, defending Republicans' plans to overwhelmingly vote against holding Bannon in contempt of Congress this evening."[Bannon] has a right to go to court to see if he has executive privilege or not. I don't know if he has it or not, but neither does the committee."

Michal Cizek/AFP via Getty Images, FILESteve Bannon, former strategic adviser to President Donald Trump, attends a discussion in Prague, May 22, 2018.His message follows a memo circulated to Republican lawmakers on Wednesday, in which House GOP leaders argued that the Jan. 6 select committee that subpoenaed Bannon for records and testimony is"pursuing a partisan agenda to politicize the Jan. 6 attack" instead of"conducting a good faith investigation."

Asked about the importance of GOP support on the effort, Pelosi said at her weekly press conference that it's Republicans' duty to vote to hold Bannon in contempt."Because they take an oath to protect and defend the Constitution of the United States," Pelosi told reporters.

"The genius of our Constitution and our founders was the separation of powers checks and balances, if in fact you went to negate the ability of one check of another branch of government over another, then you are undermining the constitution," she said.

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Trump aide Steve Bannon faces House vote on contempt chargesFormer White House Chief Strategist Steve Bannon faced a House vote on criminal contempt charges for refusing to comply with a subpoena in the investigation of the deadly Capitol Riot. the vote was passed unanimously. Read more:

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House Votes To Hold Steve Bannon In Contempt Of CongressBREAKING: The House has voted to hold Steve Bannon in contempt for ignoring a subpoena from the committee investigating the Jan. 6 insurrection. There was no insurrection I hold lots of contempt too, come get me! lock him up

Jan. 6 panel votes to hold Steve Bannon in contemptWASHINGTON (AP) — A House committee investigating the Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection voted unanimously to hold former White House aide Steve Bannon in contempt of Congress after the longtime ally of former President Donald Trump defied a subpoena for documents and testimony. Well cuff him like you would any of us... Awesome everything will be better now Arrest him!

Jan. 6 Committee Votes To Hold Steve Bannon In Contempt Of CongressBannon has openly defied the subpoena issued by the committee, citing Trump's claim to executive privilege. horrible LOCK HIM UP! BloatedBoorBannon NoPrivilegeForYou TreasonMonkeyTrumpTrash

January 6 committee votes to hold Steve Bannon in contemptSteve Bannon's contempt charges will now go to the full House for a vote. If it is approved there, DOJ has final say on prosecuting Bannon. Asking Bannon not to testify, then asking republicans not to vote. Interesting. Lol still with that…

Jan. 6 panel votes to hold Steve Bannon in contemptWASHINGTON (AP) — A House committee investigating the Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection voted unanimously Tuesday to hold former White House aide Steve Bannon in contempt of Congress after the longtime ally of former President Donald Trump defied a subpoena for documents and testimony. The committee vote to hold Steve Bannon in contempt of Congress sends the resolution to the full House. House approval would send the matter to the Justice Department, which could decide to pursue criminal charges against the ex-White House aide. Lol