Capitol riot commission seeks McCarthy's phone records following telecom threats

House minority leader Kevin McCarthy's threats to U.S. telecom companies may have been personal in nature

By Brad Reed
Published September 3, 2021 4:30AM (EDT)
Kevin McCarthy   (Getty/Jim Watson)
Kevin McCarthy (Getty/Jim Watson)

This article originally appeared on Raw Story

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House GOP leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) threatened telecom companies this week if they complied with the Capitol riot House select committee's request for phone records -- and now it seems this threat may have been of a more personal nature.

CNN is reporting that McCarthy "is among a group of GOP lawmakers whose phone records are of interest to the select committee," which is probing lawmakers' communications with former President Donald Trump that took place during the deadly riot at the United States Capitol building.

McCarthy earlier this week warned telecom companies that a "Republican majority will not forget" if they provide the Capitol riot commission with telephone records.

Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY), one of the two Republicans on the committee, said that the committee would not bow to McCarthy's threats.

"We will not be deterred... attempted obstruction and we will not rest until our task is complete" Cheney said.


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