Republican House Minority Leader Rep. Kevin McCarthy put outgoing GOP Rep Liz Cheney on notice telling her and the Jan 6 Committee to ‘preserve all records and transcripts’ and promised to investigate the special committee probing the Jan. 6 Capitol riot.
McCarthy wrote a letter to the committee that said: “You’ve spent a year and a half and millions of taxpayers’ dollars conducting this investigation.
It is imperative that all information collected be preserved not just for institutional prerogatives but for transparency to the American people. The American people have a right to know that the allegations you have made are supported by the facts.
“The official Congressional Records do not belong to you or any member, but to the American people, and they are owed all of the information you gathered — not merely the information that comports with your political agenda,” he wrote.
Kevin McCarthy reminds J6 Committee chair Bennie Thompson to 'preserve all records collected and transcripts of testimony taken during your investigation.' Via @FDRLST: https://t.co/429Zc1ahkC pic.twitter.com/GHmcb6UWoR
— Byron York (@ByronYork) November 30, 2022
He wanted all records preserved because recent media reports claimed the committee, at Liz Cheney’s urging, will focus only on Trump and not any security failures.
McCarthy wrote that “some reports suggest that entire swaths of findings will be left out of the Committee’s final report.”
Democrat Rep. Bennie Thompson, who chairs the committee with Cheney said:
“McCarthy had a chance to have members on the committee, he had a chance to come and testify before the committee, so, I think the horse has left the barn.”
See the full letter here.
Doocy: "Kevin McCarthy says that he invited president Biden down to the border. How does the president RSVP? We know the president has never been down to the border."
KJP: "He's been to the border."
Doocy: "When did he go to the border?"
KJP: "He is taking action." pic.twitter.com/KbYghf1pul
— Greg Price (@greg_price11) November 30, 2022
— New York Post (@nypost) December 1, 2022