Ted Lieu needs to know what McCarthy and McConnell are hiding
Rep. Ted Lieu (D-CA) wants to know what the minority leaders of the House and Senate, McCarthy and McConnell, are hiding about the attack on the Capitol.
Rep. Lieu tweeted in response to McConnell’s opposition to the 1/6 commission:
There is currently no commission investigating the uprising, so the January 6 commission would not be “another commission”. As a House Impeachment Manager, I know that there are still several unknown facts.
What are @GOPLeader & Sen McConnell hiding from the American public? https://t.co/YX3esav94Q
– Ted Lieu (@tedlieu) May 19, 2021
Rep. Lieu is correct. It’s clear what Kevin McCarthy is hiding. Liz Cheney has even suggested that the Justice Department and the FBI speak to McCarthy about his talks with Donald Trump.
McConnell is concerned that the work of a 1/6 commission would hurt his chances of becoming majority leader in the Senate again in 2022. Given the results of the Pennsylvania primary election last night, the voter backlash hoped for by Republicans may not come as quickly as expected.
McCarthy and McConnell are hiding something and it will come out eventually. If Democrats are serious about exposing the truth, they must start their own investigation, with or without Republican cooperation.
Mr. Easley is the Founder / Senior Editor, White House Press Pool, and a Congressional Correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a bachelor’s degree in political science. His thesis focused on public order with a specialization in social reform movements.
Awards and professional memberships
Member of the Society of Professional Journalists and the American Political Science Association