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On Wednesday, The Guardian reported that Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) is demanding that the House Select Committee investigating the January 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol turn over the material that put him under scrutiny before he complies with the subpoena issued to him.
"The response by Jordan — the top Republican on the House judiciary committee who spoke to Donald Trump on January 6 — stopped short of a refusal to comply with his subpoena, though it was not clear how he would proceed if the panel refused his request," reported Hugo Lowell. "In the six-page letter sent to the select committee and obtained by the Guardian, Jordan demanded House investigators share with him all materials they intended to rely upon in questioning, materials in which he is referenced, and legal analyses about subpoenaing members of Congress."
“Because your subpoena is an unprecedented use of a committee’s compulsory authority against another member, I respectfully ask for the following material so that I may adequately further respond to your subpoena,” wrote Jordan.
Jordan has offered inconsistent details on his conversation with Trump on the day of the insurrection, not even being able to keep straight when the calls happened.
Originally, Jordan was put forward by House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) as a proposed member of the committee itself. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) rejected his appointment, citing his comments critical of the committee's existence and his ties to people under investigation in the attack, after which McCarthy withdrew all his nominations and boycotted the committee.
Jordan is one of several House Republicans facing a subpoena from the committee. Others include Reps. Mo Brooks (R-AL), Andy Biggs (R-AZ), and Scott Perry (R-PA).
Amy Duggar King offered her thoughts after her cousin Josh Duggar was sentenced to 151 months in federal prison for child pornography.
"Twelve and a half years isn't enough, but I hope that every single second he's there feels like an eternity," King told Celebuzz!
Prior to sentencing, sentencing, King shared with The Sun the letter she wanted to send to U.S. District Judge Timothy L. Brooks.
“There is a Bible verse, Luke 17:2. 'It’s better to hang a millstone over your head and jump into the ocean if you’re going to hurt one of my little ones.' I’m sure he’s watched several children get hurt," she said. "If the Bible says jump in the ocean and drown, how long would that equal in prison?”
King often made appearances on the TV show "19 Kids and Counting."
"I knew he had a pornography problem, but I had no idea it went to the lowest of the low. Very demonic. Extremely demonic to enjoy that," she said.
Watch the interview below or at this link.
On Wednesday, TMZ reported that singer Don McLean has announced he will cancel his planned performance at the upcoming National Rifle Association conference in Houston, in light of the gruesome mass shooting at an elementary school in Uvalde, Texas.
"In light of the recent events in Texas, I have decided it would be disrespectful and hurtful for me to perform for the NRA at their convention in Houston this week," McLean told TMZ. "I’m sure all the folks planning to attend this event are shocked and sickened by these events as well. After all, we are all Americans."
"McLean, the voice behind the 1971 hit, 'American Pie,' was one of several performers scheduled to take the stage in Houston this weekend — some of the others include Lee Greenwood, Danielle Peck and Larry Gatlin," noted the report.
This comes as high-ranking Texas politicians — most notably Sen. Ted Cruz Gov. Greg Abbott, who are both set to have speaking roles — are also under pressure not to attend the convention. Abbott has refused to say whether he still plans to attend.
Former President Donald Trump is also scheduled to give a speech at the convention.
The Uvalde shooting, which left 19 children and two adults dead, has sparked new conversation on the efficacy of gun laws in the United States. The shooter reportedly purchased two AR-style weapons legally from a federally licensed dealer on his 18th birthday, which Texas allows without a permit or training. Armed police were present on the scene immediately, but failed to stop him from entering and barricading himself in a classroom.