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Rep. McCarthy says he will not engage with Jan. 6 select committee

Added 01-12-22 09:11:02pm EST - “House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy says he will not voluntarily with the House Select Committee investigating the January 6 protests on Capitol Hill.” - Foxnews.com

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House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy says he will not voluntarily speak with the House Select Committee investigating the January 6 protests on Capitol Hill.

"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," the California Republican said in a statement Wednesday night.

The House select committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol sent a letter Wednesday requesting a voluntary interview with McCarthy.

Rep. Bennie Thompson, D-Miss., who chairs the committee, wrote in the letter that the Democrat-led panel is seeking information regarding his communications with former White House chief of staff Mark Meadows, as well as insight into President Trump's mindset preceding and during the riot.

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