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Tuesday, January 18, 2022

Cheney says McCarthy was ‘apparently trying to hide what happened’ on January 6

“We’re going to evaluate our options, but we’ll get to the truth,” Cheney, a Wyoming Republican, told CNN when pressed on the committee’s options for refusing to cooperate with the House minority leader.

Earlier on Wednesday, McCarthy said he would not cooperate with the committee’s request to voluntarily provide information, including details about former President Donald Trump’s state of mind during the Capitol attack and in the weeks following.

“As a representative and leader of a minority party, it is neither with regret nor satisfaction that I have concluded this selection committee not to participate in the abuse of power that taints this institution today and so forth. going to damage it,” the California Republican had said. said in a statement.

He alleged that the committee was “not conducting a legitimate investigation,” citing the rejection of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi some of her choices to serve on the panel, and claimed that it “does not serve any legislative purpose.” Has been doing.”

In response, Cheney accused McCarthy of attempting to hide the truth.

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“I wish he was a brave and respected man,” she told CNN. “He is clearly trying to cover up what happened. He has an obligation to come forward and we will get to the truth.”

The committee’s request for McCarthy, detailed in a new letter, cited several previous comments made by McCarthy after the riots, including interviews where he discussed his conversations with Trump as the violence unfolded.

“As is abundantly clear, all of this information is directly on President Trump’s state of mind during the January 6 attack because the violence was ongoing,” it said, adding that the committee would like to discuss it with the minority leader.

The panel also made it clear it wanted to question McCarthy about his communications with Trump, White House staff and others in the week following the January 6 attacks.


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