The House select committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol voted Tuesday evening to hold Steve Bannon, a former aide to President Donald Trump, in contempt of Congress ― a move that could lead to federal criminal charges.
The vote was unanimous among the committee’s nine members.
“When you think about what we’re investigating, a violent attack on the seat of our democracy … it’s shocking to me, shocking that anyone would not do anything in their power to assist our investigation,” committee chair Rep. Bennie Thompson (D-Miss.) said Tuesday. “It’s a shame that Mr. Bannon has put us in this position, but we won’t take no for an answer.”