If so, my bet is that it's headed for a fail. Perhaps even a backfire.
Law prof Jonathan Turley has the story at The Hill:
For "Dems" I think it's entirely fair to read: Pelosi. As Turley details, the Dems are going full witch hunt on the GOP side in the House, issuing an tidal wave of subpoenas for their phone records. Given that the FBI has announced that, woops! there really wasn't any "insurrection", one assumes that the idea behind this tactic is to find in the phone records contacts that might prove embarrassing for GOP members and useful in the campaigns of endangered Dems.
My view is that Americans, for all their foibles and gullibility, have a constitutional aversion to witch hunts. This will NOT distract them from the many manifest failures of the Zhou regime. It just may anger many Americans, who all polling shows have moved past January 6.
Anyway, Turley has some points to make, and they're worthwhile. This tactic may never get the chance to backfire--it could get quashed in court:
Branding anyone who disagrees with you as "un-American" is a tactic that hearkens back to Obama's well worn "not who we are as Americans" dodge. I'm pretty confident that Americans remain fair minded enough to see through this and concentrate on the Zhou regime's failure.
UPDATE: The Hill has a very thorough article on this story, including the fact that the House GOP is pushing back. It's pretty self explanatory, so I'm mostly providing significant excerpts. On item of interest is that McCarthy says GOP 'will not forget' if firms hand records to Jan. 6 panel:
House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) said Tuesday that Republicans “will not forget” if telecommunications companies turn phone and email records over to the House committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol.
The letters [from the Dem House] do not reveal whose information is being sought but specifically ask for the records of those involved in rallies to protest the certification of election results — a group that includes lawmakers.
“If these companies comply with the Democrat order to turn over private information, they are in violation of federal law and subject to losing their ability to operate in the United States,” McCarthy wrote.
“If companies still choose to violate federal law, a Republican majority will not forget and will stand with Americans to hold them fully accountable under the law,” he said.
In this part that follows there's some confusion. Perhaps the House letter does "ask the companies to maintain the confidentiality of those whose information is being requested", but the next paragraph--which in context seems to be linked to the preceding one--is saying something very different: Please let us know if your rules require you to reveal to account holders that their records are being turned over. In other words--the House Dems want GOP members to be in the dark about where the information that will be leaked is coming from.
Monday’s letters are not formal subpoenas, but they do ask the companies to maintain the confidentiality of those whose information is being requested.
”If you are not able or willing to respond to this request without alerting the subscribers or the accounts, please contact the Select Committee prior to proceeding,” the committee wrote in several of the letters.
The committee sent the letters to a wide variety of companies, including communications giants such as Google and Microsoft and all major cellphone carriers. They also include requests to encrypted messaging app Signal, right-leaning social media networks such as Parler, and more fringe websites such as 4chan and Gab.
Communications companies often seek to alert those whose records are being sought, a practice companies such as Google recently fought for as the Department of Justice under former President Trump initiated seizures of communications records from journalists.
While another request sent to many of the same companies last week asked for troves of data about disinformation surrounding the election as well as their internal reviews of different extremist groups, Monday’s letters asked the companies to retain records related more specifically to the unnamed individuals.
The letter to Google asks for all email messages, Google Drive files, and location history and deletion records. The request to Facebook and Twitter likewise asks for all communications. The phone companies included in the request have been asked to retain all text messages, cell site location data and call data, which would show who called whom and detail how long they spoke. Letters to the other websites ask more broadly for user data.
In other words, the Dem House is launching what to all appearances is a criminal investigation, which is not within the authority of the Legislative Branch. Obviously this is playing for keeps. Did the anti-Trump GOPers consider this possibility when they betrayed Trump in 2020? Probably not. My personal view--strictly FWIW--is that this isn't going to work. Nevertheless ...