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McCarthy Rejects January 6 Committee's Request for Voluntary Testimony

Added 01-12-22 10:04:02pm EST - “"It is not serving any legislative purpose. The committee's only objective is to attempt to damage its political opponents," said McCarthy.” - Nationalreview.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Nationalreview.com: “McCarthy Rejects January 6 Committee’s Request for Voluntary Testimony | National Review”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

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House GOP leader Kevin McCarthy said Wednesday he will not voluntarily offer testimony to the House Select Committee on the January 6 Capitol riot after the panel had asked him to do so.

“As a representative and the leader of the minority party, it is with neither regret nor satisfaction that I have concluded to not participate with this select committee’s abuse of power that stains this institution today and will harm it going forward,” McCarthy said in a statement.

“This committee is not conducting a legitimate investigation as Speaker Pelosi took the unprecedented action of rejecting the Republican members I named to serve on the committee,” he added. “It is not serving any legislative purpose. The committee’s only objective is to attempt to damage its political opponents — acting like the Democrat Congressional Campaign Committee one day and the DOJ the next.”

McCarthy’s statement comes in response to a letter the committee sent the GOP leader earlier on Wednesday requesting that he submit himself for a voluntary interview.

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