Kevin McCarthy breaks down as a result of the 1/6 Committee desires his cellphone information
House minority leader Kevin McCarthy has broken up because the 1/6 committee is after his phone records.
On Monday, CNN first reported the existence of an evolving list of lawmakers whose phone records the committee wanted to keep. At the time of CNN’s coverage, McCarthy’s name had not yet been included on a draft of the list, but when the document was finalized and sent to telecommunications companies later that day it was included.
But since the final list was filed on Monday afternoon, CNN has received information that McCarthy’s name was in fact included along with several other lawmakers and hundreds of other people.
The 1/6 investigation goes straight to the top of the GOP Caucus house
It is evident that McCarthy is hiding something more than his call during the 1/6 attack with Trump. After it became known that Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) had multiple calls with Trump on the day of the attack, it is reasonable to ask whether there were more calls between Trump and McCarthy than reported.
McCarthy also has to worry that exposing his communications with Trump could cost Republicans in the House of Representatives their chance to win back the majority in 2022.
If the California congressman had evidence that would help Trump and his party, he would bring it and Fox News would air it 24 hours a day.
The only reasonable conclusion to be drawn is that what Kevin McCarthy is hiding is not good for the GOP, and the 1/6 committee has taken a giant step towards finding out the minority leader’s secret.
Mr. Easley is the managing editor. He is also the White House press pool and congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a bachelor’s degree in political science. His thesis focused on public policy with a specialization in social reform movements.
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