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Marjorie Taylor Greene Urges GOP to Invalidate Bannon and Navarro Subpoenas

by Tito Kipkorir
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In a recent tweet, Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene called upon House Speaker Mike Johnson to take decisive action against the subpoenas targeting Peter Navarro and Steve Bannon. Greene argues that these subpoenas, issued by the January 6 Committee, should be declared illegitimate due to what she describes as procedural violations by the committee itself. Her tweet outlines several key points and demands, raising significant questions about the legitimacy of the committee and its actions.

Breaking Down the Tweet

In her tweet, Greene addresses Speaker Mike Johnson directly, stating:

“.@SpeakerJohnson will we be voting this week to declare subpoenas on Navarro and Bannon illegitimate just like the Jan 6 Committee was illegitimate?

Nancy Pelosi broke House rules forming the committee by refusing McCarthy’s appointed Republicans and this is why a Republican controlled House should stop any actions stemming from the fake Jan 6 Committee.

We should also hold Jan 6 Committee members accountable for destroying the committee’s records.

We should stop all funding to the DOJ’s political prosecutions.

Congress should also pass the Matthew Perna Act, allowing political protestors to move their cases out of DC in order to get a fair trial.

Thousands of J6 election protesters have been sentenced to years in prison while over 95% of Antifa and BLM rioters charged were dropped.

House Republicans need to do more than talk.”

The Controversy Over the January 6 Committee

Greene claims that former Speaker Nancy Pelosi violated House rules by refusing to seat Republican members chosen by Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy on the January 6 Committee. This, she argues, undermines the legitimacy of the committee and its subsequent actions, including the issuance of subpoenas to Peter Navarro and Steve Bannon.

According to Greene, this procedural breach is grounds for the Republican-controlled House to invalidate any actions that stemmed from the committee. She also alleges that members of the January 6 Committee destroyed records, further calling into question the committee’s integrity and accountability.

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Calls for Legislative and Judicial Actions

Greene’s tweet also touches on broader legislative and judicial concerns. She suggests stopping all funding for what she describes as the Department of Justice’s “political prosecutions.” This echoes ongoing Republican criticisms that the DOJ has been weaponized against political opponents.

Additionally, Greene advocates for the passage of the Matthew Perna Act, which would allow political protestors to move their cases out of Washington, D.C., to ensure a fair trial. This proposal comes in response to the perception that D.C. juries are biased against defendants involved in the January 6 protests.

Greene contrasts the treatment of January 6 protesters with that of Antifa and Black Lives Matter (BLM) demonstrators, claiming that over 95% of charges against Antifa and BLM rioters were dropped, while thousands of January 6 protesters have been sentenced to lengthy prison terms. This comparison is meant to highlight perceived double standards in the justice system.

Steve Bannon’s Legal Defense

The call to declare subpoenas against Steve Bannon illegitimate is particularly noteworthy given Bannon’s high-profile legal battles. Bannon, a former advisor to President Donald Trump, has been a central figure in the investigations surrounding the January 6 Capitol riot. His legal defense has argued that the subpoenas issued by the January 6 Committee were invalid due to procedural issues and alleged partisan bias.

Bannon’s legal team has contended that the committee lacked legitimate authority, a stance echoed by Greene in her tweet. If the House were to take up Greene’s call to action, it could have significant implications for Bannon’s ongoing legal defense and the broader discourse around the legitimacy of the January 6 Committee’s findings and actions.

Conclusion

Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene’s tweet is a clear call to action for House Republicans to take a stand against what she views as illegitimate actions by the January 6 Committee. Her demands encompass invalidating subpoenas, halting DOJ prosecutions, holding committee members accountable, and ensuring fair trials for political protestors. As discussions around these issues continue, the legal and political ramifications for figures like Steve Bannon will undoubtedly be a focal point.

For further details and updates, you can follow Marjorie Taylor Greene on Twitter and stay informed about the ongoing debates surrounding the January 6 Committee and Bannon’s legal defense.

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