Two Michigan Republicans are on a list of people subpoenaed Friday by the U.S. House committee investigating the Jan. 6, 2021, insurrection.
Kathy Berden is a Republican National Committeewoman from Michigan and Mayra Rodriguez is a party activist who ran unsuccessfully for a state House seat. Both were listed as presidential electors from Michigan for Donald Trump in a list sent by Trump supporters to the National Archives, which rejected the attempt because the former president lost both the popular and Electoral College votes.
Efforts to reach Berden and Rodriguez for comment were unsuccessful.
Both were sent letters signed by Rep. Bennie Thompson, a Democrat from Mississippi who chairs the Select Committee to Investigate the January 6th Attack on the United States Capitol.
According to the letter sent to Berden, based on available evidence, it is believed that Berden and other fake electors may have information and documents relevant to the investigation and the committee wants to ask about “efforts to falsify the election results.”
“For example, according to documents sent to the National Archives, you were a purported Electoral College elector who met with other purported electors on or about December 14, 2020 to cast votes for former President Trump and former Vice President Pence despite the fact that your state had made a final determination that Joseph Biden, Jr. and Kamala Harris were the winners of the November 2020 presidential election and the appointment of their electors had been certified,” the letter says.
Subpoenas were also sent to a dozen other sham electors in other states.