Clyburn: Trump could be called to testify before Jan. 6 panel

House Majority Whip James Clyburn (D-S.C.) said Sunday that former President TrumpDonald TrumpFive takeaways from the Ohio special primaries Missouri Rep. Billy Long enters Senate GOP primary Trump-backed Mike Carey wins GOP primary in Ohio special election MORE could be called to testify before the new House select committee investigating the Jan. 6 Capitol attack "if that's what it takes."

“Oh, if it comes to that, they should go wherever the facts lead. They may be able to get what they want and need without him testifying,” Clyburn said on CNN’s “State of the Union.”

“I would not want to see a former president testifying in such a situation as this. But if that's what it takes in order to get to the bottom of this, because this is more than any one person. This is this country,” he added.

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On Wednesday, the House voted to create a select committee that would investigate the Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection. Only two GOP House members — Reps. Liz CheneyElizabeth (Liz) Lynn Cheney58 percent say Jan. 6 House committee is biased: poll Gosar's siblings pen op-ed urging for his resignation: 'You are immune to shame' Kinzinger supports Jan. 6 panel subpoenas for Republicans, including McCarthy MORE (Wyo.) and Adam KinzingerAdam Daniel Kinzinger58 percent say Jan. 6 House committee is biased: poll Sunday shows - Delta variant, infrastructure dominate A new kind of hero? Last week's emotional TV may be a sign MORE (Ill.) — sided with their Democratic colleagues in the 222-190 vote.

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Cheney, who has accepted Pelosi’s offer, said in a statement, “What happened on January 6th can never happen again. Those who are responsible for the attack need to be held accountable and this select committee will fulfill that responsibility in a professional, expeditious, and non-partisan manner."

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthyKevin McCarthyPress: Inmates have taken over the asylum 58 percent say Jan. 6 House committee is biased: poll The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Facebook - Senate finalizes .2 trillion bipartisan infrastructure bill MORE (R-Calif.), who can pick five members for the committee, has not named anyone yet.

The select committee comes after a separate measure to create a bipartisan commission to study the Capitol breach, during which a mob of Trump supporters stormed the building in an effort to stop the certification of the 2020 Electoral College vote, failed to pass the 50-50 Senate in May.

Trump was impeached by the House for his role in inciting the riot, becoming the first U.S. president to be impeached twice. In February, he was acquitted by the Senate.