A Republican Kevin McCarthy pulled from the Jan. 6 committee laments he could've asked 'very serious deep questions' if he'd been allowed to serve
McCarthy pulled Troy Nehls from the committee after two other Republicans were blocked by Pelosi. Now, Trump fumes that there's no one to defend him.news.yahoo.com
Trump shot himself in the foot by opposing a bipartisan Jan. 6 commission because now he has no allies to defend him in scathing public hearings
Trump had the chance to back a Jan. 6 commission with GOP presence. Now he's reportedly furious that he has no allies to defend him in the hearings.news.yahoo.com
Trump said it was a 'foolish' decision for GOP to not be represented on the January 6 panel. He and Republican lawmakers rejected a bipartisan commission last year.
Trump said it was a bad call for Republicans "not to have representation on that committee" but denounced a bipartisan commission last year, calling it a "Democrat trap."news.yahoo.com
Kevin McCarthy reinforces utility of Jan. 6 probe
In the space of 60 seconds, McCarthy was asked five times whether President Biden’s win in the 2020 election was legitimate. From an excerpt of the reporters’ book:No, Trump says, McCarthy had not clashed with him over the phone with the riot still in progress. AdvertisementThat McCarthy wasn’t terribly interested in litigating all of this on the eve of Thursday’s hearing wasn’t terribly surprising. AdvertisementThe dynamic is similar with whether Biden is a legitimate president. McCarthy was among those extolling the virtues and necessity of some kind of significant probe into Jan. 6, according to the newly released Jan. 11, 2021, audio.washingtonpost.com
Kevin McCarthy says he hasn't ruled out testifying before the January 6 committee but argues the investigation has 'permanently damaged the House and divided this country'
"I've never said I wouldn't participate," McCarthy said when pressed about why he's so far declined to talk to the January 6 select committee.news.yahoo.com
Kevin McCarthy and other House Republicans are planning an alternative report on the Capitol attack targeting Nancy Pelosi, Capitol Police and the FBI as the January 6 committee hearings start
House Republicans say their report, expected later this year, will attempt to clear Trump's name by linking the January 6 Capitol attack to Nancy Pelosi, the FBI, Capitol Police, the National Guard, and others.news.yahoo.com
What we know about Trump's actions as insurrection unfolded
Members of the House committee investigating the Jan. 6 U.S. Capitol insurrection are holding their first prime-time hearing to share what they have uncovered about then-President Donald Trump’s efforts to overturn the results of the 2020 election.
Trump allies in Congress refused to participate in the January 6 investigations. Now they're scrambling for a counter-punch plan ahead of the committee's hearing with few details to go by
A Trump spokesperson said there's a coordinated effort among elected Republicans to defend him against any assertions made in the January 6 select committee hearings. But House Republicans have not publically revealed any clear plans.news.yahoo.com
McCarthy tells Jan. 6 committee he is unlikely to comply with subpoena
In an 11-page response from his counsel, the House minority leader questioned the committee’s authority and claimed that lawmakers on the panel are “not exercising a valid or lawful use of Congress’ subpoena power.”washingtonpost.com
Greene, McBath win US House races; Cuellar in tight runoff
One of the last anti-abortion Democrats in Congress was facing his toughest primary challenge yet in Tuesday's runoff, while a staunch gun safety advocate ousted her House colleague in a fierce member-on-member congressional primary in suburban Atlanta.
House Min. Leader McCarthy pivots after question about subpoena and saying Trump admitted “some responsibility” for 1/6.
During a recent press conference, a reporter asked House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) if he would comply with a subpoena he received from the select committee investigating the January 6 attack on the Capitol. McCarthy is one of several GOP lawmakers recently subpoenaed by the January 6 panel. The reporter also asked about a tape recording of McCarthy speaking to Republicans, during which McCarthy said that former President Trump bore some responsibility for the January 6 insurrection.news.yahoo.com
Jan. 6 panel’s historic subpoenas of House GOPers — and what’s next
There are a number of options on the table for the Jan. 6 committee to enforce new and historic subpoenas against House Republicans. Which one it takes will show how serious the committee is -- and could reverberate.washingtonpost.com
California Democratic supremacy tested by crime, inflation
Democrats in many parts of the country are facing a potentially grim political year, but in California no one is talking about the liberal stronghold changing direction. California's largely irrelevant Republican Party could field only little-known candidates for governor and U.S. Senate, and the GOP appears to have only isolated chances for upsets even under what should be favorable conditions for the party. President Joe Biden's popularity has sagged — even among some of his fellow Democrats — and the party in the White House typically loses congressional seats in midterm elections.news.yahoo.com
Trump met with Kevin McCarthy for 3 hours this week and is 'enjoying his current moment of dominance over the minority leader,' report says
The two met in Mar-a-Lago for the first time since leaked audio showed McCarthy saying he believed Trump should resign in the wake of the January 6, 2021, Capitol attack.news.yahoo.com
Warren calls McCarthy a 'liar' and 'traitor' over Jan 6 tape
Democratic Sen. Elizabeth Warren is slamming Rep. Kevin McCarthy as a “liar and a traitor” over recordings that show the House Republican leader, despite his denials, placing responsibility on Donald Trump for the Capitol riot and suggesting Trump should resign.
House leaders call on Nebraska Rep. Fortenberry to resign
Republican U.S. Rep. Jeff Fortenberry is facing growing pressure from congressional leaders and Nebraska’s GOP governor to resign after a California jury found him guilty of lying to federal authorities about an illegal $30,000 campaign donation from a Nigerian billionaire.