A House committee charged with investigating the Jan. 6 Capitol riot has subpoenaed two Georgia tea party activists who helped arrange the pro-Trump rally in Washington, D.C., that preceded the attack.
Women for America First founder Amy Kremer of Roswell and her daughter Kylie Kremer were on a list of 11 names released Wednesday by the House select committee investigating Capitol attack. The committee is seeking documents and testimony related to the riot.
“The investigation has revealed credible evidence of your involvement in events within the scope of the Select Committee’s inquiry,” the letter to Amy Kremer stated, noting that the permit application for the rally was made the same day as former President Donald Trump’s tweet urging people to attend.
“Be there, will be wild,” Trump tweeted Dec. 19.
A letter signed by Committee Chairman Bennie Thompson, D-Miss., said Kremer is believed to have “communicated with President Trump, White House officials including Chief of Staff Mark Meadows, and others about the rally and other events planned to coincide with the certification of the 2020 Electoral College results.”
The committee, which issued subpoenas to Meadows and three others last week, did not release the actual subpoenas or the list of documents they are seeking. But it said they relate to the planning and funding of the Washington rally, along with any communications between organizers and the Trump White House.
The Kremers did not respond to a request for comment made through Women for America First. Amy Kremer retweeted a post by Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, R-Rome, referencing the investigation. On Wednesday Greene posted an apparent screenshot of an email from an investigator with the House committee seeking documents and testimony in the investigation.
The first-term congresswoman wrote that such notices were “being sent to some of President Trump’s strongest supporters” and called the investigation a “witch-hunt” that was “going after innocent people that had nothing to do with a random 3 hour riot.”
Greene blacked out the email’s recipient, but she said it was not to her.
Kylie Kremer, who grew up in Georgia but has an address in New York City, tweeted, “Remember when Trump said, ‘They’re not after me. They’re after you. I’m just standing in the way.’ Are you paying attention yet?”
The Kremers have been behind a number of rallies supporting baseless claims of fraud in the 2020 presidential election, including a November 2020 “Stop the Steal” rally in Washington that drew thousands. In recent months, they have sponsored “Trump Won” rallies in various locations, often attacking Georgia Republicans, like Gov. Brian Kemp, whom they believe have not been sufficiently loyal to the former president.