Following the events of January 6th, plenty of GOP lawmakers talked a big game about getting to the bottom of the events of that day. But it was all just talk. The Republicans have shut down every attempt to look into the Donald Trump incited insurrection.
That does not mean that Democrats will let the issue go away without a fight. A congressional committee is attempting to get the telephone records from that day for a number of Republican lawmakers. According to a report, though, Kevin McCarthy is threatening telecom companies who might comply with the order.
The Guardian’s Hugo Lowell tweeted, “House GOP Leader Kevin McCarthy threatens telecom companies to not comply with Jan. 6 committee request for phone records, claiming it would violate federal law — ‘A Republican majority will not forget.'”
New: House GOP Leader Kevin McCarthy threatens telecom companies to not comply with Jan. 6 committee request for phone records, claiming it would violate federal law — “A Republican majority will not forget.”
— Hugo Lowell (@hugolowell) August 31, 2021
The GOP Reps being targeted are, “Lauren Boebert, of Colorado; Jim Jordan, of Ohio; Mo Brooks, of Alabama; Madison Cawthorn, of North Carolina; Matt Gaetz, of Florida; Louie Gohmert, of Texas; Marjorie Taylor Greene and Jody Hice, both of Georgia; Scott Perry, of Pennsylvania; and Andy Biggs and Paul Gosar, both of Arizona.”
A spokesperson for the committee noted, “The Select Committee is at this point gathering facts, not alleging wrongdoing by any individual.”
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