McCarthy says Pelosi is the reason he's refusing to cooperate with Jan. 6 committee

1/13/2022 9:45:00 PM

'That was two months before Nancy Pelosi decided for the first time in history by any speaker to deny the minority to even put their individuals on a committee,' McCarthy said.

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'That was two months before Nancy Pelosi decided for the first time in history by any speaker to deny the minority to even put their individuals on a committee,' McCarthy said.

Last May, House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., said he would be willing to testify about the conversation he had with former President Donald Trump during the attack.

45th President of the United StatesHouse Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., speaks during his weekly news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., Thursday. (Photo by Bill Clark/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images)Last May — five months after the deadly Jan. 6, 2021 Capitol riot — House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., said he would be willing to testify about the conversation he had with former President Donald Trump during the attack.

“Sure,” McCarthy saidif he would be willing to speak about that phone call if he were asked to do so by "an outside committee."But on Wednesday, McCarthyseeking his cooperation in its investigation of the siege.So what changed?At his weekly press conference on Capitol Hill Thursday, McCarthy told reporters that when he expressed his willingness to testify last May, it was before House Speaker Nancy Pelosi rejected two of his five Republican choices for the select committee because they had voted in favor of overturning the 2020 election only hours after the mob stormed the Capitol.

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You child Republicans had the opportunity to take part, but voted against the committee to investigate. McCarthy is covering for his own ass and for Trump. Anyone that can easily clear their name by showing receipts would do so. If that's true, then why were there only GOP members on select committee to look at what happened in New Orleans from Hurricane Katrina? There goes that theory.

You wanted Jim Jordon in. That tells us how serious you took this. ⚠️😳👇🏼Mannuel😳👇🏼⚠️

Missouri woman seen with Pelosi nameplate pleads guilty in Capitol riotA Missouri woman who was seen holding a broken sign from House Speaker Nancy Pelosi ’s office during the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge Monday, according to court records. Prosecute Donald Trump for planning the 1/6 attempted coup with Republican Congress members and others including Jordan, Meadows, Brooks, Gosar, Biggs, Gohmert and Boebert. If Donald Trump is not prosecuted for planning 1/6, pro-Trump terrorism will continue. The White House records are central to prosecuting Donald Trump for planning and leading the 1/6 attempted coup. Biden and two appeals courts have already blocked Trump's appeal TWICE. If Trump is not prosecuted for planning 1/6, pro-Trump terrorism will continue. A misdemeanor is not enough for a terrorist that attacked The Capital during the 1/6 attempted coup.

GOP Leader Kevin McCarthy says he won't cooperate with Jan. 6 committeeIn a major development, the House Jan. 6 select committee on Wednesday asked GOP Leader Kevin McCarthy to voluntarily cooperate with its probe. I guess he lied. Again Yeah that's a good look...house minority leader, whose party wants to be Speaker after midterms, won't cooperate with a house committee, on which members of his party sit. Say it ain’t so😳

GOP Leader Kevin McCarthy says he won't cooperate with Jan. 6 committeeGOP Leader Kevin McCarthy says he will not voluntarily cooperate with the House select committee 's probe into the Jan. 6 Capitol riot. Does anyone want to do a probe into democrats and their push for people taking the streets and rioting which led to deaths of people also? Or do we only care about jan6 because trump? HE OUGHTA BE ASHAMED OF HIMSELF LOCK HIM UP that’s like super weird of you and sus GOPLeader TheDemocrats POTUS

Kevin McCarthy, Who Begged Trump to Stop the Capitol Violence, Refuses Jan. 6 Committee's Interview RequestThe top House Republican accused the committee, which is investigating a political attempt to overturn the results of a presidential election, as illegitimate Kevin is so wishy washy! He doesn’t know what to say unless approved from a higher up. Such leadership, not! McCarthy is in the House of Representatives. He represents people. The people he represents can’t get away with refusing a subpoena. So, why are “representatives” perceived to be above the law? He is the embodiment of the people, therefore no one is above the law. Thank you. Archie Bunker family reunion, go get her Edith dingbats

GOP leader Kevin McCarthy says he won’t cooperate with Jan. 6 panelMcCarthy called the investigation illegitimate and accused the panel of “abuse of power.” Of course not because he's bought and paid for by the king Donald Trump. We the people need to remind them who we are Subpoena him & when he refuses to comply, jail him in the Capitol basement until he cooperates. He’s providing aid & comfort to the ongoing seditious conspiracy & treason plot. NoOneUnscripted NeverForgetJanuary6th Cause he’s guilty

McCarthy says he won't cooperate with request to speak to January 6 committeeChair Bennie Thompson had requested McCarthy speak to them voluntarily. Em toda a terra, dois terços serão ceifados e perecerão; todavia a terça parte permanecerá!”Mas se ainda ficar nela a décima parte, tornará a ser consumida, como o terebinto, e como o carvalho, dos quais, depois de derrubados, ainda fica o toco. A santa semente é o seu toco. As if anyone really thought he would cooperate He needs to be sent back to Bakersfield. Shamefull

Donald Trump 45th President of the United States House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif.by a mob of supporters of then-President Donald Trump on Jan.2:15 Jan.Email WASHINGTON -- GOP Leader Kevin McCarthy says he will not voluntarily cooperate with the House select committee's probe into the Jan.

, speaks during his weekly news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. Image: Emily Hernandez (FBI) Court documents say she was seen smiling and surrounded by other rioters as she held a sign that had hung above Pelosi’s office showing her name and title., Thursday. Bloomberg via Getty Images, FILE GOP Leader Kevin McCarthy says he will not voluntarily cooperate with the House select committee's probe into the Jan. (Photo by Bill Clark/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images) Last May — five months after the deadly Jan. Last week, she was arrested in a car crash in Missouri that killed a 32-year-old woman and injured another person, the state highway patrol has said. 6, 2021 Capitol riot — House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif." McCarthy said in the release that his statements and private conversations have already been dispersed in the public domain and that he has"nothing else to add.

, said he would be willing to testify about the conversation he had with former President Donald Trump during the attack. Franklin County Prosecuting Attorney Matthew Becker says his office is waiting for blood tests to come back before filing charges, NBC affiliate KSDK of St. It is not serving any legislative purpose," McCarthy said in a statement Wednesday night. “Sure,” McCarthy said if he would be willing to speak about that phone call if he were asked to do so by "an outside committee." But on Wednesday, McCarthy seeking his cooperation in its investigation of the siege. The Jan. So what changed? At his weekly press conference on Capitol Hill Thursday, McCarthy told reporters that when he expressed his willingness to testify last May, it was before House Speaker Nancy Pelosi rejected two of his five Republican choices for the select committee because they had voted in favor of overturning the 2020 election only hours after the mob stormed the Capitol." In a sent earlier in the day, the committee asked him to voluntarily provide information. House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif. Louis, according to a crash report. Capitol insurrection on Jan.

, speaks during his weekly news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. Hernandez’s attorney, Ethan Corlija, said that the crash is under investigation and that he hasn’t seen any evidence that his client was impaired. 6, 2021, attack., Thursday. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images) "That was two months before Nancy Pelosi decided for the first time in history by any speaker to deny the minority to even put their individuals on a committee," McCarthy said. 6 case are between zero and six months in prison, but those are advisory guidelines and a judge will determine sentence. "So when you asked me that question, never did I think a speaker would play such politics. Thompson also wants information from McCarthy about events in the days before and after Jan. 6.

" At the time, Pelosi said she was prepared to appoint McCarthy’s three other choices, but he withdrew their names and said he'd launch his own investigation. In order to improve our community experience, we are temporarily suspending article commenting Recommended Stories. "Maybe if Nancy Pelosi had done what other speakers had done and not play politics with it, there could have been a different answer," McCarthy said. In its letter to McCarthy, the panel said it wants to not only discuss McCarthy’s phone call with Trump on the day of the riot but his “conversations with President Trump before, during and after the violent January 6th attack. "The Select Committee wishes to question you regarding communications you may have had with President Trump, President Trump's legal team, Representative Jordan, and others at the time on that topic," Thompson writes.” In response, McCarthy called the committee “illegitimate” and said he had “nothing else to add” to his previous statements about Jan. 6. ABC News has reached out to McCarthy's office for comment.

"There is nothing I could provide the Jan. ABC News has reached out to McCarthy's office for comment. 6 committee for legislation of them moving forward," McCarthy said Thursday. "There is nothing in that realm. It is pure politics. In the last few weeks, GOP Reps." Story continues McCarthy would not answer when asked whether he would comply with a subpoena from the select committee. Jim Jordan and Scott Perry were also contacted by the select committee but they denied the requests to sit down for an interview or to provide documents.

Several members of Trump's inner circle, including former chief of staff Mark Meadows and ex-chief strategist Steve Bannon, have refused to comply with its subpoenas. (Bannon was later charged with contempt of Congress. Anna Moneymaker/Getty Images, FILE Rep.) House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., speaks during her weekly press conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. 6 attack, arrives to a business meeting on Capitol Hill on Dec. At the same time, we have a solemn responsibility to investigate fully the facts and circumstances of these events," they write.

, Thursday. (Photo by Saul Loeb/AFP via Getty Images) Earlier Thursday, Pelosi said that McCarthy has "an obligation" to provide the committee with answers as "we seek the truth" about the attack. But she also said she has "no intention of interfering" with its work. The committee has proposed meeting with McCarthy on Feb. "I have confidence in the bipartisan nature of the committee," Pelosi said. The nine-member panel includes two Republicans — Reps. 6, 2021.

Liz Cheney of Wyoming and Adam Kinzinger of Illinois — who were picked by Pelosi. At the same time, we have a solemn responsibility to investigate fully the facts and circumstances of these events," they write. Although both Cheney and Kinzinger .