• The January 6 committee is considering seeking testimony from Trump and Pence, Kinzinger said.
  • Kinzinger told the Wall Street Journal about the committee's discussions ahead of a meeting.
  • The committee has held seven hearings so far featuring testimony from Trump officials.

The House select committee investigating the January 6 Capitol attack is considering asking former Vice President Mike Pence and former President Donald Trump for testimony, Rep. Adam Kinzinger, a committee member, told the Wall Street Journal on Thursday.

Ahead of a committee meeting, Kinzinger told the news outlet that the panel is weighing whether to subpoena Pence to testify. The committee could also seek a written interview from the former vice president, Kinzinger told the WSJ.

Besides Pence, the committee is also considering whether to request testimony from Trump himself, Kinzinger told the Journal. 

Secret Service agents rushed to evacuate Pence out of the Senate chamber, where he was presiding over the certification of then President-elect Joe Biden's 2020 victory, to a secure location during the riot on January 6, 2021. 

Trump, at the time, had pressured Pence to toss out Electoral College votes in battleground states that Biden won in an effort to overturn the results. Pence rejected his bid, arguing that he had no constitutional authority to do so. 

The bipartisan panel has been revealing its findings to the public from a year-long investigation into the Capitol riot. Over seven hearings so far, the committee has shown prominent former Trump officials and allies saying that the 2020 election was not stolen, efforts by Trump's inner circle to pressure Pence to challenge the results, testimony that several Trump allies and Republicans sought presidential pardons, among other evidence.

The next hearing is slated for Thursday, July 21.

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