Representative Adam Schiff (D-CA) said Sunday on CNN’s “State of the Union” that it was “certainly a possibility” the January 6 House Select Committee could subpoena former Vice President Mike Pence.
Anchor Dana Bash said, “We’ve seen a lot of taped testimony from the hundreds, even more of closed-door testimony that you’ve done as a committee. But why aren’t you calling witnesses in a public way who might challenge the committee? Is that intentional because you don’t want to deviate from the storyline that you’re trying to present to the public and, of course, potentially to the Justice Department?”
Schiff said, “No. I mean, we are interviewing, frankly, anyone that has relevant evidence. We’re putting that relevant evidence before the public, and we’re doing it in a way that is the most cohesive and that we can get across the salient points to the public.”
Bash said, “Why not subpoena Mike Pence, for example? I know you asked him to testify voluntarily. That didn’t happen.”
Schiff said, “We’re not taking anything off the table in terms of witnesses who have not yet testified. We would still, I think, like to have several high-profile people come before our committee. but at the moment, I can’t disclose what private conversations may or may not be going on with respect to certain individuals, but there are still key people we have not interviewed we would like to.”
Bash asked, “So, Mike Pence is a possibility still?”
Schiff said, “You know, certainly a possibility,” he replied. “We’re not excluding anyone or anything at this point.”