Jan. 6 riots committee subpoenas McCarthy, four other representatives
Jimmie Johnson: FIVE GOP LAWMAKERS HAVE JUST BEEN SUBPOENAED AS PART OF THE INVESTIGATION INTO THE U.S. CAPITOL RIOTS.
THE MOST NOTABLE OF THE FIVE IS CURRENT HOUSE MINORITY LEADER KEVIN MCCARTHY.
NOT ONLY DOES HE HAVE A SHOT AT BECOMING HOUSE SPEAKER AFTER THE NOVEMBER MIDTERMS — BUT HIS CONVERSATIONS WITH FORMER PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP IN THE DAYS AFTER THE RIOTS HAVE BEEN OF HIGH INTEREST.
MCCARTHY’S HISTORY WITH THE COMMITTEE GOES WAY BACK TO ITS INCEPTION.
CURRENT HOUSE SPEAKER- NANCY PELOSI, REJECTED TWO OF MCCARTHY’S PICKS FOR THE COMMITTEE LEADING MCCARTHY TO WITHDRAW THE OTHER THREE.
Rep. Kevin McCarthy | (R) California, House Minority Leader: “I think even your viewers understand what a sham this committee it is and how politically driven. For her to pick and choose who can serve on, to say the ranking member of the judiciary, who would have jurisdiction, cannot serve. When she decides that Jim Banks, who served his nation in the Navy in Afghanistan, that he can’t serve here.”
Jimmie Johnson: THE OTHER FOUR REPRESENTATIVES SUBPOENAED ARE JIM JORDAN OF OHIO — SCOTT PERRY OF PENNSYLVANIA — ANDY BIGGS OF ARIZONA AND MO BROOKS OF ALABAMA.