Oct 23, 2022 - Politics & Policy

Pelosi: Trump is not "man enough" to show up and testify in Jan. 6 probe

Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said Sunday that former President Trump is not "man enough to show up" and obey a subpoena from the House select committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack.

Driving the news: "I don't think he's man enough to show up. I don't think his lawyers will want him to show up because he has to testify under oath," Pelosi said Sunday during an interview with MSNBC.

  • "We'll see if he's man enough to show up," she added.

The big picture: Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.), the vice chair of the select committee, also said Sunday that the panel will not allow former President Trump to turn his testimony to the panel into a "circus."

  • "We are going to proceed in terms of the questioning of the former president under oath [...] It may take multiple days, and it will be done with a level of rigor and discipline and seriousness that it deserves," Cheney said Sunday on "Meet the Press."

Catch up quick: The Jan. 6 select committee on Friday formally issued a subpoena for Trump.

  • Reps. Bennie Thompson (D-Miss.), the chair of the panel, and Cheney are requesting that Trump turn over documents by Nov. 4 and appear for a deposition on Nov. 14.
  • The committee voted unanimously during a meeting last week to subpoena Trump.

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