McCarthy says he won't cooperate with 'illegitimate' Jan. 6 probe
Added 01-12-22 09:57:02pm EST - “House? Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) said Wednesday evening that he will not cooperate with the select committee investigating the Jan. 6, 2021, riot at the U.S.” - Thehill.com
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House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthyKevin McCarthyThe Hill's Morning Report - Biden to make voting rights play in Atlanta Congress restores strict health protocols during omicron-fueled surge McCarthy says he'll strip Dems of committee slots if GOP wins House MORE (R-Calif.) said Wednesday evening that he will not cooperate with the select committee investigating the Jan. 6, 2021, riot at the U.S. Capitol, asserting the panel "is not conducting a legitimate investigation."
McCarthy, in a statement released hours after the committee asked him to voluntarily cooperate with its probe, maintained that the "illegitimate" panel was seeking to interview him about “private conversations not remotely related to the violence that unfolded at the Capitol.”
The panel noted in its letter to McCarthy earlier Wednesday, however, that the GOP leader previously acknowledged speaking with former President TrumpDonald TrumpMcConnell: Rounds 'told the truth' about 2020 election Abrams thanks Biden for Georgia speech, backs call for Senate rules change Kerik to sit for 'voluntary interview' with Jan. 6 panel, attorney says MORE as the attack on the Capitol was underway.
McCarthy in his statement Wednesday night knocked the committee for subpoenas it has issued and criticized lawmakers for holding individuals in contempt of Congress.
He also slammed House Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiKlobuchar needs to put her antitrust legislation to the sunshine test President Biden is blaming everyone else for surging inflation Fetterman calls for ban on congressional stock trading MORE (D-Calif.) for rejecting two of his nominees to the Jan. 6 committee last year — GOP Reps. Jim JordanJames (Jim) Daniel JordanHoyer vows support for contempt against uncooperative lawmakers in Jan. 6 probe Jan. 6 panel fires back at Jordan over refusal to cooperate The Hill's Morning Report - Voting rights takes center stage for Democrats MORE (Ohio) and Jim Banks (Ind.) — writing that the panel is "not serving any legislative purpose."
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