“Well, definitely by the end of the year, because we’re like Cinderella at midnight,” Maryland Rep. Jamie Raskin told CBS’ “Face the Nation.” “Our license expires at the end of the year, but under House Resolution 503, it is an important part of our responsibility, to report to the American people on how to prevent coups. , insurgencies, political violence and attacks on our democratic process in the future.”
Most members of the select committee believe public hearings held earlier this year made it clear that Trump committed a crime for his role before and on Jan. 6, but believe it is up to the Justice Department to prosecute further. .
“I would say (Thomas) has relevant testimony to give, and she should come forward and give it. I don’t want to overstate her role,” he said. “We’ve spoken to over 1,000 people, but we’d love to hear from Gingrich and we’d love to hear from her as well.”
The committee wants to know more about communications Gingrich had with senior Trump White House advisers about television ads that relied on false claims about the election.
“I think he has a lot of relevant evidence, and I hope he comes forward and testifies to what happened,” Raskin said. “We’re trying to get everyone to come forward voluntarily. … I guess he’s going to come forward and testify voluntarily.”
Asked if his Sunday comments about Pence were meant to suggest that the Jan. 6 committee had made progress in getting the former vice president’s testimony, Raskin told CNN he was just assuming that ” everyone will testify voluntarily, especially if they have nothing to hide”.
This story has been updated with additional reaction.
CNN’s Annie Grayer, Zachary Cohen, Sara Murray and Athena Jones contributed to this report.