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MSNBC's Steve Schmidt: Kevin McCarthy could 'handcuffed,' and ' locked in a basement' for defying Jan. 6 panel

Added 01-15-22 02:43:01am EST - “Lincoln Project co-founder and MSNBC contributor Steve Schmidt suggested on the network Friday that House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., could be "locked in a basement" by the House Sergeant at Arms until he agrees to testify…” - Foxnews.com

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Lincoln Project co-founder and MSNBC contributor Steve Schmidt suggested on the network Friday that House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy could be "locked in a basement" by the House sergeant-at-arms until he agrees to testify for the Democrats’ Jan. 6 committee. 

"The House should use every power that it has at its discretion, including an inherent contempt power that could see the sergeant at arms handcuff and detain Kevin McCarthy in a locked basement office until he wishes to testify," Schmidt claimed. "There is no matter before the country more serious than this and being a minority leader, being the leader of Republicans, does not immunize you either from your duty or from complying with lawful subpoenas." 

The minority leader refused a request from the committee this week to voluntarily testify about communications he had with former President Trump last year while rioters were breaching the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021. He said this week there was "nothing" he could provide to shed light on what happened that day. 

Lincoln Project co-founder Steve Schmidt, right, called House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy "villainous" for refusing to cooperate with the Jan. 6 committee this week.  (Getty Images)

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