Republican Speaker of the House Robin Vos on Monday sought an court order blocking a subpoena compelling his testimony from the House Select Committee investigating the January 6th Republican-led domestic terrorist attack on Congress and the surrounding plot to undermine the integrity of the November 2020 election, CNN reports.
The January 6th Committee subpoenaed Vos over the weekend seeking his testimony about his January 2022 conversation with Donald Trump about an effort by Wisconsin Republicans to block the use of ballot drop boxes and future efforts the Wisconsin GOP would take to inhibit the ability of voters to cast ballots in the election. The committee wanted Vos to testify today at 10 a.m. ET, but Vos claims he doesn’t have enough time to prepare.
Vos and Trump spoke in July about a state supreme court ruling blocking the use of some ballot drop boxes. During that conversation, Trump reportedly asked Vos to get back to him about future Republican voter suppression efforts. The call demonstrates an ongoing effort by Trump and Republicans to interfere with elections far beyond the November 2020 election Trump lost. Vos is claiming “legislative immunity” in trying to get out of testifying, although there’s no such thing when conspiring to commit a crime.