House committee advances contempt resolutions against Dan Scavino, Peter Navarro
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."
The House has also held former White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows and Trump White House strategist Steve Bannon in contempt for not complying with subpoenas from the Jan. 6 committee.