Congressman Lee Zeldin (R-NY) said he will have disgraced FBI Lawyer Lisa Page come to Congress in handcuffs if necessary for questioning.
“If it requires handcuffs to get Lisa Page, an employee of the fed govt, to abide by a Congressional subpoena to testify & answer questions then so be it. Working for the FBI is a great privilege, but Page doesn’t become her own branch of govt in charge of her own set of fed laws,” Zeldin threatened.
Zeldin doubles down the urgency of being page to congress and will use “force” if necessary.
“Page’s refusal to testify in Congress shows even more contempt for the American people, accountability & transparency, than it shows contempt of Congress. This former top FBI official & Strzok accomplice should be held in contempt & brought to Capitol Hill by force if necessary.
House speaker Paul Ryan says Congress should hold disgraced anti-Trump FBI lawyer Lisa Page in contempt of Congress for ignoring the subpoena. Page is refusing to testify before Congress and is defying a congressional subpoena because she doesn’t want to answer questions or be held accountable.
Paul Ryan says he's very disturbed by this.
“I am very disturbed by this,” Ryan said at a news conference. “Congressional subpoenas for testimony are not optional. ... She was a part of a mess that they have uncovered over at DOJ. She has an obligation to come testify.”
“If she wants to come plead the Fifth, that’s her choice. But a subpoena to testify before Congress is not optional. It’s mandatory. She needs to comply.”
Rep. Mark Meadows had this to say:
Contrary to what her attorneys are telling the media, we just learned Lisa Page actually DID review documents at the FBI yesterday. Her failure to appear before Congress this morning had little to do with 'preparation'--and everything to do with avoiding accountability.
The House Judiciary Committee subpoenaed Page to appear in a closed-door interview Wednesday, but she refused.
Rep. Jim Jordan:
Lisa Page ignores congressional subpoena, once again showing the double standard. One set of rules for regular Americans, a different set for the Swamp!
Rep. Ron DeSantis:
Anti-Trump FBI lawyer Lisa Page is defying a congressional subpoena because she doesn’t want to answer questions or be held accountable. Pathetic.