WASHINGTON — Republican leader Rep. Kevin McCarthy has threatened to retaliate against any organization that complies with the Congressional Committee to Investigate the January 6 riots, a group that has accused dozens of companies of keeping phone and social media records. Said because 11 were members of the extreme right wing Congress. Pressurized to reverse the 2020 election results.
Mr McCarthy’s warning is an increase in his efforts to thwart a deadly attack on the Capitol by a pro-Trump mob and the latest attempt to shield the former president and Republican legislators. From investigation of any relation to violence. This came as he led the GOP. objected to the creation of an independent bipartisan commission to investigate the unrest, and then pulled five Republican members from a select committee formed by Democrats, which boycotted the investigation.
Hundreds of individuals were named in special team maintenance orders sent to 35 tech companies this week who want team members to review their records, as well as Donald J. Snyder too. Among them are staunch allies of Trump. Documents are not allowed to talk about their content.
The 11 Republican delegates include Andy Pikes and Paul Kosher of Arizona, Lauren Bobert of Colorado, Mo Brooks of Alabama, Madison Cowthorne of North Carolina, Matt Gates of Florida, Marjorie Taylor Green of Georgia and Louis Joh of Texas. High. Jim Jordan of Georgia, Ohio and Scott Perry of Pennsylvania.
The attention request came with a statement that the group “collects facts only and does not accuse any individual of wrongdoing.” But CNN says the group plans to add the names of previously announced Republicans and investigate any role they played in inciting violence.
“These are the people who publicly supported the January 6 uprising and participated in the January 6 uprising,” Delegate Penny G. Thompson, a Mississippi Democrat and group leader, said in an interview.
“We need to find out what level of involvement they have in this event,” he said. “If you helped raise money, if you misinformed people, if you worked on a project team – I think the public has a right to know, whatever your role on January 6th.”
Mr. Committee did not ask McCarthy to keep records, he had an interesting phone call to Mr. Trump, and the crowd surrounded the Capitol, but Mr. Thompson said the Republican’s top name could still be added.
Mr Mr Thompson. McCarthy said the protest “may or may not be included in January 6 or is common for anyone who does not want the information to be public.”
On Tuesday, Mr McCarthy said Republicans “will not forget” and “be responsible” for the technology companies the group wants to keep the record. Jim Banks, a Republican from Indiana, called the group’s strategy “official” and called it “discriminatory fraud.”
Ms threatened. He told Green Fox News that telecommunications companies that cooperated with the investigation would be “shut down.”
Mr McCarthy demanded without mentioning any law that it is illegal for tech companies to cooperate with investigations, even if phone records were obtained earlier in Congressional hearings. He said his party would use its power to punish any criminal if the council regains control.
“If these companies comply with Democrats’ mandate to replace personal information, they will violate federal law and lose their ability to operate in the United States,” McCarthy wrote on Twitter on Tuesday. “If companies still want to break federal law, a Republican majority will not forget and stand with Americans to hold them fully accountable under the law.”
Rep., a Maryland Democrat and committee member. Jamie Ruskin said he was shocked by Mr McCarthy’s comments and described them as an obstacle to an investigation.
“He is making threats against those who are cooperating with the Congressional investigation,” Mr. Ruskin said. “Surprisingly dynamic events. Why was the Minority Leader of the House of Representatives not interested in getting all the facts related to the January 6 attacks?”
Barbara L., a former American lawyer and professor of law at the University of Michigan. McVaid called Mr McCarthy’s claims “baseless” and the panel did not request any communication materials.
They misrepresent the group to protect their own political interests, which will affect the Congress’s ability to do its job and people’s faith in our state institutions,” he said.
Last week, the selection committee coordinated its work and took three broad steps in the investigation: registration of seven federal agencies involved in a project or any relationship that could be enforced. attack; a document asking 15 social media companies for information about attempts to annul elections and potential domestic violence extremists; And register the protection order with Republican representatives.
The 11 Republicans include lawmakers who led the effort to challenge the outcome of the January 6 congressional election, and who played a lesser role in the “stop the theft” effort to protest the results, including supporting a nationwide rally. Its participants attacked the Capitol in Washington.
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