Kevin McCarthy, House Minority Leader, refused to cooperate with Capitol-riot investigators.
Liz Cheney, who is a member of the committee, stated that he was trying “cover up” the events at the riot.
McCarthy called the committee “illegitimate” saying it was trying to hurt Republicans.
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Rep. Liz Cheney stated that Kevin McCarthy, House Minority leader, was trying “cover up” the Capitol riot by refusing cooperation with the House probe committee.
Cheney, one Republican on the committee, stated to CNN on Wednesday that he wished he was a brave, honorable man. He is clearly trying to cover-up what happened. He has an obligation. We’ll find the truth.”
CNN reported that she refused to rule the possibility of subpoenaing her husband.
McCarthy had earlier stated in a Wednesday statement that he would not be working with the committee. McCarthy called the committee “illegitimate” and accused it of trying damage Republicans.
“As a representative of the minority party, it is not with regret nor satisfaction that it is that I have decided to not participate in this select committee’s abuses of power that stains the institution today and will damage it going forward,” he stated.
After the committee asked him to speak, he said that he had spoken with then-President Donald Trump during the riot and that he discussed Trump’s role in the House after the insurrection.
McCarthy said that Trump was “responsible” for the riot in that speech. However, he later downplayed that statement and stated that people should move on from the attack.
Cheney has repeatedly criticized Trump for the riot, which is quite contrary to other Republicans. She was the third most senior House Republican prior to her party’s removal of her from leadership because of her comments on Trump.