WASHINGTON (AP) – Area Congressman Scott Perry has declined a request for him to sit down for an interview and turn over documents to a committee investigating the Jan. 6 U.S. Capitol insurrection. Perry said the nine-member panel is “illegitimate.” The GOP lawmaker is the first sitting member of Congress the panel has requested to speak with. The committee has requested Perry provide information for its investigation surrounding his efforts to install former Department of Justice official Jeffrey Clark as acting Attorney General.

CONGRESSMAN. SCOTT PERRY