Speaker Vos, The January 6 Commission Is On Line One
Credit: @repvos Twitter account
September 27, 2022

The January 6th Committee had issued a subpoena for Wisconsin Speaker of the Assembly Robin Vos. The committee wants to speak to Vos regarding a conversation he had with TFG this past summer when the Wisconsin Supreme Court ruled that drop boxes were illegal. TFG wanted Vos to overturn the election based on this decision, even though the Court had made it quite clear that their decision would not change the results of the 2020 election.

Vos immediately filed a lawsuit to block the subpoena. He stated that because the commission wanted him to give a deposition on Monday, it was too much to ask on such a short notice. It can be admitted that this was a reasonable request.

But then Vos started throwing everything, including the kitchen sink, at the subpoena. He said that he didn't know anything about the riot on January 6, even though a letter from Committee Chairman Bennie Thomas laid out specifically they wanted to talk about this conversation Vos had with TFG.

Vos also accused the committee of making it political by rushing it before their hearing on Wednesday and to the midterm election in general.

Lastly, Vos tried a Trump-like maneuver:

Vos argued in the lawsuit that the subpoena "imposes an undue burden" and violates Vos' "legislative immunity from civil process." He also argued details of such communication are protected by the U.S. Constitution.

The truth is most likely that Vos is running scared right now. After he told Trump that he couldn't just overturn the election, Trump had a shit fit, called him out as a RINO and endorsed his primary opponent, Adam Steen, who almost beat him. Now, with the general election just six weeks away, Vos is facing two write-in candidates, a Democrat and Steen again.

This subpoena puts Vos between a rock and a hard place, politically speaking. If Vos testifies against Trump, Trump will have another fit, one that could possibly lift Steen to win. If Vos refuses to testify or weasels out of it some other way, the Republicans might, just might - and this is a long shot - allow the Democrat to sneak through.

It almost makes me feel bad for Vos. Almost.

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