Jan 6 Committee Subpoenas the 'Bonnie and Clyde of MAGA World'

With her namesake a renowned actor, it seems appropriate Jennifer Lawrence's subpoena by the January 6 committee followed her comparison to another Hollywood legend.

The congressional committee added Lawrence and her partner, Dustin Stockton to an ever-growing list of people it wants to give evidence into the events surrounding the violence in the U.S. Capitol by supporters of ex-President Donald Trump.

Before Monday's announcement, Politico described the couple as the "Bonnie and Clyde of MAGA world," in a piece that likened their actions to the duo in the cinematic classic of counterculture starring Faye Dunnaway and Warren Beatty.

The publication said the couple had organized a series of rallies in November after the election that Trump had lost.

In the highest-profile event, with Lawrence standing next to him, Stockton told the crowd "if we let them steal the election from President Trump, we will never get it back."

The piece published on November 19 said that the rally on January 6 was "the culmination of work they had been doing for the past decade" which had "long predated" the election conspiracy, QAnon or even Trump's political career.

"They surfed the waves of a populist tide that grew larger than anyone imagined," Politico said, as it described their ambitions as including "tearing down the establishment of both parties and the government itself."

The couple sought a government they believed would be "closer to the people, closer to God, closer to the Constitution."

A piece in June by ProPublica said that the couple had raised concerns with the White House about the "possible danger" faced on January 6. Lawrence had said that the protesters were not there for a "flower contest" but "because they are angry."

The press statement Monday by the January 6 committee seemed to chime with the reports by Politico and ProPublica.

It said Stockton had been "advancing unsupported claims" about the election's outcome and had "reportedly assisted" in organizing post-election rallies, including at the Ellipse just before the attack on the U.S. Capitol.

Stockton was reportedly worried that the Ellipse rally "would lead to a march to the Capitol that would mean 'possible danger' which he said 'felt unsafe,' and these concerns were escalated to White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows," the committee statement said.

It added that Lawrence "reportedly was involved" in the rallies.

The couple were among five subpoenas announced Monday. The others issued with the orders were former Trump spokesperson Taylor Budowich, Trump ally Roger Stone and right-wing talk show host, Alex Jones.

January 6 riots
Pro-Trump supporters storm the U.S. Capitol following a rally with ex-President Donald Trump on January 6, 2021 in Washington, DC. Dozens of people have been subpoenaed by the congressional committee investigating the attack. Samuel Corum/Getty