Salahis to testify on gate-crashing Wednesday

The married couple who allegedly crashed a White House state dinner will testify on Capitol Hill next Wednesday.

Tareq and Michaele Salahi will testify before the House Homeland Security Committee next week as the committee investigates the security failures allowing the couple to gain access to the dinner and even greet President Barack Obama.

The couple was originally summoned to testify after crashing the Nov. 24, 2009 dinner in honor of India, but declined to appear at the Dec. 3 hearing.

The committee, led by Chairman Bennie Thompson (D-Miss.), subpoenaed the couple on Dec. 9, with orders for the Salahis to appear no later than Jan. 20. 

Revelations of a third gate-crasher, Carlos Allen, subsequently came to light. He isn't listed on the committee's witness list at this point.