California Democratic Rep. Adam Schiff said Sunday on CNN he would have to “consider the validity of” a subpoena should a GOP-controlled House of Representatives subpoena him.
Schiff joined Dana Bash on “State of the Union,” where he was asked whether he would comply with a Republican subpoena.
“We’ll have to consider the validity of the subpoena,” Schiff said. “But I would certainly view my obligation, the administration’s obligation to follow the law and the fact that they have disrespected the law is not a precedent I would hope that would be broadly followed. We’ll have to look at the legitimacy or lack of legitimacy of what they do.”
Schiff stated he believed likely incoming Speaker of the House Kevin McCarthy and Rep. James Comer “will do nothing but carry Donald Trump’s water.” (RELATED: FITTON: Schiff’s Secret Subpoenas)
Schiff and other Democrats have spearheaded the Jan. 6 committee that is investigating the Capitol riot. The committee has issued subpoenas to McCarthy, Ohio Rep. Jim Jordan, Alabama Rep. Mo Brooks, and Arizona Rep. Andy Biggs, among others.
Only two Republicans sit on the committee, Illinois Rep. Adam Kinzinger and Wyoming Rep. Liz Cheney, both of whom were appointed by Speaker Nancy Pelosi, and neither of whom will serve in the next Congress.
Should Schiff be subpoenaed and not comply, he could face charges for contempt of Congress.