Wisconsin Assembly Speaker Robin Vos (R) launched a court battle Sunday to overturn the House Committee’s Jan. 6 decision. citationseeking his testimony about former President Donald Trump’s phone call to you pYsHing the state legislator to somehow uncertify the 2020 election results from their state.
Vos filed suit in the US District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin seeking an injunction against the subpoena, which required him to appear for a deposition before the committee on Monday at 10 am ET.
The Wisconsin Republican leader claimed in the lawsuit that the subpoena placed an “undue burden” on him because he received it on Saturday, arguing that giving him “less than 48 hours to comply with the subpoena is completely unnecessary and unreasonable.”
Vos accused the committee of deliberately scheduling his requested statement before the panel holds its next public hearing on Wednesday.
“For reasons known only to the Committee, he believes Speaker Vos’s statement will generate interest for his self-styled made-for-television production,” the suit states.
Vos also argued that his conversation with Trump was “not relevant” to the committee’s investigation.
The Wisconsin Republican leader’s lawsuit also invoked the argument of other Republicans (such as Pennsylvania gubernatorial candidate Doug Mastriano in his claim against the committee) that the committee itself is invalid because it does not include House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy’s (R-CA) nominees for the panel. As we know, McCarthy withdrew all of his Republican nominations to the committee after Pelosi turned down two of them: Representatives. Jim Jordan (R-OH) and Jim Banks (R-IN).
Vos went to great lengths to paint the bipartisan committee as having a political agenda, even though the panel includes two Republicans: Representatives. Adam Kinzinger (R-IL) and Liz Cheney (R-WY), the latter as vice chair of the committee.
So Vos referred to Kinzinger and Cheney as “Currently Reunifying Members of the Republican Party.”
The committee canceled the deadline for Vos’ deposition in response to the lawsuit on Monday, but the subpoena remains active, according to political.
Read Vos’ lawsuit below: