Jan 6 Committee Subpoenas 5 Republican Members of Congress
Kevin McCarthy, House Minority Leader (R), blames Trump for January 6th riots.
The Jan. 6 committee has issued subpoenas for Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., and Republican Reps: Jim Jordan of Ohio, Scott Perry of Pennsylvania, Andy Biggs of Arizona, and Mo Brooks of Alabama.
The committee has been investigating McCarthy’s conversations with Donald Trump the day of the January 6th crimes at the Capitol and meetings that the four other lawmakers had with the White House as Trump and his aides strategized how to overturn his defeat.
“These members include those who participated in meetings at the White House, those who had direct conversations with President Trump leading up to and during the attack on the Capitol, and those who were involved in the planning and coordination of certain activities on and before January 6th,” the committee said as it announced the subpoenas. The committee requested information about their conversations with Trump “before, during and after” the riot.
McCarthy has acknowledged that he spoke with Trump on Jan. 6, 2021, which happened as Trump’s supporters were beating police outside the Capitol and forcing their way into the building.
He has also blamed Trump for January 6th.
"Let me be very clear to all of you, and I have been very clear to the president: Trump bears responsibility for his words and actions. No ifs, ands, or buts." —Kevin McCarthy
McCarthy took to the House floor after the rioters were cleared on January 6, 2021 and said in a forceful speech that Trump “bears responsibility” for the attack and that it was the “saddest day I have ever had” in Congress.
In a House Republican Conference call on January 11, 2001, he said “Let me be very clear to all of you, and I have been very clear to the president: He bears responsibility for his words and actions. No ifs, ands, or buts. ”McCarthy also said, “I asked him personally today if he holds responsibility for what happened, if he feels bad for what happened, and he told me he does have some responsibility for what happened, and he needed to acknowledge that.”