In January 6 Committee Dispute, Tea Party Patriots Action Supports a President’s Right To Receive Confidential Advice
ATLANTA, GA — Today, the House of Representatives will hold a vote on whether or not to hold former Congressman and White House chief of staff Mark Meadows in criminal contempt of Congress for refusing to comply with a subpoena from the January 6 Committee. In anticipation of that vote, Tea Party Patriots Action Honorary Chairman Jenny Beth Martin released this statement:
“Presidents need to know that they can rely on their advisors to give the president their best counsel, without fear that the advice will be revealed years later. That axiom is as old as there have been presidential advisors, and our law long has recognized this executive privilege.
“What the January 6 Committee is doing now, in seeking to criminalize this dispute, is simply an extension of the political warfare launched by congressional Democrats years ago, when they executed not one, but two attempts to remove President Trump via impeachment.
“We urge all Representatives to stand up for the principle of separated powers and vote against the resolution.”