The 9 Republicans who voted for holding Steve Bannon in contempt, issuing criminal referral against Trump’s ally

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The House of Representatives passed Thursday the decision to hold Steve Bannon in contempt and issue a criminal referral against him for refusing to comply with a House Select Committee’s subpoena.

Nine Republicans voted for the decision along with Democratic House members: Adam Kinzinger (Illinois), Liz Cheney (Wyoming), Peter Meijer (Michigan), Fred Upton (Michigan), Anthony Gonzalez (Ohio), Nancy Mace (South Carolina), Jaime Herrera Beutler (Washington), Brian Fitzpatrick (Pennsylvania), John Katko (New York).

“Mr. Bannon’s willful disregard for the select committee subpoena demonstrates his utter contempt for the American people’s right to know how the attacks on January 6 came about,” Kinzinger said ahead of the vote.

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    On Twitter, Meijer posted that voting against Trump’s ally was the “sole recourse” to enforce the subpoena power.

    “Holding individuals who refuse to comply with congressional subpoenas in contempt is the sole recourse available to Congress to protect its power of inquiry,” he said.

    “I voted today to hold Steve Bannon in contempt of Congress to protect this power.”