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Rep. Jim Jordan at the U.S. Capitol in October. Photo: Greg Nash-Pool/Getty Images

Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) said Sunday he will not cooperate with the Jan. 6 select committee investigating the U.S. Capitol riot.

Why it matters: Both members of Congress the committee has sought out for information are declining to turn over documents or be interviewed voluntarily, forcing its nine members to decide whether they will attempt to subpoena their colleagues.

  • Rep. Scott Perry (R-Pa.) last month called the committee "illegitimate" after they requested documents and an interview about his communications with the White House and his role in installing former DOJ official Jeffrey Clark.
  • The panel has already subpoenaed dozens of former Trump administration officials, Jan. 6 rally organizers and others connected to the riot, but subpoenas for sitting members of Congress are murkier legal territory.
  • A spokesperson for the committee said in an emailed statement Sunday that Jordan had previously told the panel he would cooperate with its investigation, "but it now appears that the Trump team has persuaded him to try to hide the facts and circumstances of January 6th."

What to watch: The spokesperson said the panel would respond to Jordan's letter in more detail "in the coming days and will consider appropriate next steps."

  • Rep. Bennie Thompson (D-Miss.), the committee's chair, told NBC's "Meet The Press" last week that the panel is exploring whether it has the legal authority to subpoena members.
  • If they can, "there'll be no reluctance on our part," he added.

What they're saying: Jordan outlined several arguments for his non-cooperation in a letter to Thompson.

  • He called the request "unprecedented and inappropriate" because he was performing his "official duties" as a member of Congress when he communicated with the White House in the run-up to Jan. 6.
  • "Your attempt to pry into the deliberative process informing a Member of about legislative matters before the House is an outrageous abuse," he wrote.
  • Jordan also said he has "no confidence that the Select Committee will fairly or accurately represent any information" he provides, accusing them of being "partisan" and noting only Republican lawmakers have been sought out so far.

The big picture: The panel wrote to Jordan last month, asking him for an interview about his communications with former President Trump regarding the insurrection.

  • Thompson said he would like to discuss phone calls Jordan has said he had with Trump during the attack, as well as meetings with White House officials in December and January about "overturning the results of the 2020 election."
  • Thompson said the committee is also interested in "discussions involving the possibility of presidential pardons for individuals involved in any aspect of January 6th or the planning for January 6th."

Read the letter in full, via DocumentCloud:

Go deeper... Kinzinger: Jan. 6 panel has gathered "powerful and substantive narrative"

Editor's note: This article has been updated with new details throughout.

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Pence: "Tragic" Jan. 6 no reason to scrap filibuster

Photo: Drew Angerer via Getty Images

Former Vice President Mike Pence on Friday called the Jan. 6 Capitol riot an attempt to "overturn results of the presidential election that had been certified by all 50 states."

Why it matters: Though the former vice president's op-ed in the Washington Post focuses on rebutting filibuster reforms, these are also the most public statements Pence has made about the post-election narrative and the attack as an effort to interfere with President Biden's victory.

Hope King, author of Closer
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Peloton pumps its brakes

Data: FactSet; Chart: Axios Visuals

Peloton’s popularity is falling as swiftly as it shot up.

Why it matters: Not all pandemic habits stick around. Peloton's trajectory over the past two years exemplifies how challenging it's been for companies to gauge shifts in consumer demand — particularly in sectors heavily altered by the pandemic.

First look: Senators propose bill to ban corporate PACs

Sens. Jon Ossoff and Mark Kelly. Photos: Chip Somodevilla (left), Courtney Pedroza/Getty Images

Sens. Mark Kelly (D-Ariz.) and Jon Ossoff (D-Ga.) will soon propose a bill prohibiting for-profit corporations from establishing and managing political action committees, according to a copy of the legislation obtained by Axios.

Why it matters: The introduction of "The Ban Corporate PACs Act" comes amid heightened scrutiny on Capitol Hill regarding money in politics, including efforts to bar companies from influencing political campaigns and federal elections. It would likely face a court challenge and First Amendment concerns.