April 4, 2022 5:45pm
Updated: April 4, 2022 6:10pm
The House Rules Committee voted on Monday to advance the contempt resolutions against Trump White House aides Dan Scavino and Peter Navarro over the investigation of the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol.
The Jan. 6 committee last week voted unanimously to recommend Congress hold the men in criminal contempt.
The contempt resolutions now head to the House floor for a vote.
Navarro served as trade advisor to then-President Donald Trump while Scavino served as the former president's social media director. The committee accused them of refusing "to produce documents or appear for a deposition."
Jan. 6 Committee Chairman Bennie Thompson, D-Miss., told the Rules Committee: "Mr. Scavino and Mr. Navarro have a legal obligation to comply with the congressional subpoenas issued by the Select Committee. Instead, they’re acting like they believe they are above the law."