The House Select Committee, which investigated last year’s Capitol riots, has asked minority leader Kevin McCarthy to come out voluntarily on the day of the violence and discuss his relationship with President Donald Trump.
In a letter to McCarthy, California, on Wednesday, committee chairman Benny Thompson (D-Miss) cited a phone conversation between McCarthy and Trump, as well as a relationship between McCarthy and then-White House Chief of Staff Mark Medous. passed as a matter of special interest.
“We also need to look at how the president’s plans for January 6 came together and how he tried to change the outcome of the election,” Thompson wrote. For example, before January 6, you explained to Mark Madows and the former president that protests against the confirmation of votes on January 6 were “doomed to failure.” “
McCarthy had previously said he was ready to talk to the panel, but it remains unclear whether he will do so. The Post asked McCarthy for comment.
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