According to a report from USA Today, the mother and daughter team behind the "Stop the Steal'' Rally that preceded the Capitol riot on Jan 6th can expect to be grilled about possible involvement in the violence that followed their event and specifically where the money for the rally came from.
The report states that Amy Kremer, a principal behind Women for Trump, and her daughter Kylie Jane Kremer have both been subpoenaed by the House select committee investigating the January insurrection and will be asked about any connection their "Women for America First" had on the attack on lawmakers certifying the 2020 election.
According to the report, "the two Trump loyalists rebranded an existing Facebook group ['Stop the Steal' after it was shut down] calling it 'March for Trump,' and organized a bus tour. The effort culminated in Washington on Jan. 6 when the Kremers' Women for America First Save America rally became a prelude for the deadly insurrection at the U.S. Capitol."
Barring any legal maneuvering to avoid testifying, USA Today reports the committee has some very specific questions they want answered after the two are sworn in on Friday.
Noting the two have disavowed the violence and have not been charged with any crimes to date, the report claims, "In conversations with five members of the House Select committee, lawmakers said they want to know about any premeditated plans for violence at the Capitol and how dark money flowed to pay for the rally and to encourage people to show up in Washington."
Without revealing any of the questions that will be asked, one Democratic member of the committee explained what they are looking for when it comes to "dark money" that may be involved.
"It's pretty evident that some of that was used to entice people to come to DC to promote the events and so understanding who was behind that who organized it is really critical and understanding the events that led up to that day," said Rep. Elaine Luria (D-VA).
Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-MD) went further.
"We have to get to the bottom of the organizing, the funding, the coordination of the violent elements with the inside political coup, and then all of the cover-up operations that took place," Raskin explained. "There are people out there who clearly view January 6 as a dress rehearsal for future political violence to destabilize or overthrow American democracy."
The report adds, "In written statements, Amy Kremer has denounced Republican Reps. Liz Cheney of Wyoming and Adam Kinzinger of Illinois for participating in what she called a 'sham' committee," before adding that she said she would gladly appear to answer questions.
You can read more here via Yahoo.