Kevin McCarthy keeps revealing how ugly a GOP House would be • What’s behind McCarthy’s veiled threat over Jan. 6 probe? • Video: ‘He’s scared’: Schiff on McCarthy reaction to Jan. 6 panel’s records request
Kevin McCarthy keeps revealing how ugly a GOP House would be by Greg Sargent, New York Times
We’re now beginning to see just how ugly a House GOP takeover would be for the country. What is unmistakable is that a Republican House would be singularly devoted to using its power to avenge Donald Trump’s 2020 loss — and to whitewashing his efforts to overturn it in every way possible.
Case in point: House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) has now openly threatened to use a GOP-controlled House to punish private companies that comply with lawful subpoenas issued by the House select committee examining the Jan. 6 insurrection.
What’s behind McCarthy’s veiled threat over Jan. 6 probe? by Jill Filipovic, CNN
For nearly two decades, many Republicans — and some Democrats — have been more than happy to allow a shadowy agency nearly unlimited power to spy on the communications of Americans.
They justified it with appeals to national security and concerns about terrorism. But now that the national security threat comes from the GOP’s own supporters — and from their party’s figurehead — they would like to be protected by guardrails.
Video: ‘He’s scared’: Schiff on McCarthy reaction to Jan. 6 panel’s records request with Chris Hayes, MSNBC
“McCarthy—he’s scared. And I think his boss is scared,” says Rep. Adam Schiff, discussing Kevin McCarthy threatening telecoms not to comply with Jan. 6 committee’s request for GOP phone records.