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McCarthy Threatens Companies That Comply With Jan. 6 Inquiry

His own phone records could be subject to subpoena

(Newser) - Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy is threatening social media and telecommunications companies that comply with the House's investigation of the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol, while warning of a Democratic "surveillance state." The California Republican on Tuesday took issue with investigators' Monday request that more than 30...

McCarthy's Gavel Joke Sparks Calls for Resignation

He was speaking at a fundraiser about the possibility of GOP retaking House in 2022

(Newser) - The Kevin McCarthy-Nancy Pelosi feud has taken on an aggressive tenor: Speaking at a Tennessee Republican Party fundraiser Saturday night, the House minority leader addressed the possibility that he may become Speaker of the House after the midterm elections. "I want you to watch Nancy Pelosi hand me that...

Republicans Seething Over Pelosi's Move
Seething Over

Republicans Seething Over Pelosi's Move

They want House GOP leader Kevin McCarthy to punish 2 Republicans named to Jan. 6 panel

(Newser) - The special House panel set up to investigate the Capitol riot will start hearing testimony on Tuesday, but it's still not clear whether the final makeup of the panel is set. As of Tuesday morning, seven Democrats and two Republicans were on board after political sniping between Nancy Pelosi...

McCarthy Pulls All Jan. 6 Picks After Pelosi Objects to 2

He refuses to submit any names after Pelosi rejects Trump allies

(Newser) - House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy submitted his picks for the committee investigating the Jan. 6 Capitol attack Tuesday. But the Republican included two congressmen, Reps. Jim Banks of Indiana and Jim Jordan of Ohio, who vocally supported objections to finishing the electoral vote count and formalizing President Biden’s election....

Here Are the GOP's January 6 Committee Picks

Rep. Jim Banks will lead the group picked by Kevin McCarthy

(Newser) - House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy has made his selections for the five lawmakers he will appoint to the select committee probing the January 6 attack on the US Capitol. Jim Banks of Indiana, chair of the Republican Study Committee, will lead the group, whose other members will be Rodney Davis...

Pelosi Uses One of Her Jan. 6 Picks on a Republican

Liz Cheney will sit on panel that will investigate the Capitol riot

(Newser) - The House is moving forward with a committee to investigate the Capitol riot, and the GOP's Liz Cheney will be one of its 13 members. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi offered one of her eight spots to the Republican congresswoman, who accepted, reports the Hill . "Those who are responsible...

DC Cop After Meeting With McCarthy: 'I Need a Drink'

Officer Michael Fanone says he's disappointed with House minority leader's response on Jan. 6 riot

(Newser) - DC Metropolitan Police officer Michael Fanone has been asking for weeks to meet with House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy about the Capitol riot, and on Friday he finally got his wish. Fanone's first reaction to their conversation: "I need a drink," he told reporters, expressing continued frustration...

Democrats Plan Jan. 6 Panel
Pelosi Announces
Jan. 6 Panel

Pelosi Announces Jan. 6 Panel

House speaker abandons notion that three GOP votes will switch to approve independent commission

(Newser) - After giving up on winning three more Republican votes for an independent commission, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Thursday that a special congressional committee will investigate the attack on the Capitol. "We gave it so much time," Pelosi told reporters. "Maybe someday." She gave no details...

McCarthy: 'Marjorie Is Wrong' About Holocaust

Jewish group asks lawmaker to educate herself

(Newser) - After thinking about it for a few days, Republican congressional leaders have slammed Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene's likening of coronavirus rules to the Holocaust. House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy and Senate Minority Leader did not hedge in their statements Tuesday. "Marjorie is wrong, and her intentional decision to...

House Dems Push Back on GOP Mask Rebellion

Resolution filed by House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy to nix mask mandate on House floor fails

(Newser) - The face mask war continues in Congress, with battle lines continuing to be drawn along party lines. Last week, House members were informed by the group's attending physician that they'd need to keep wearing masks on the House floor (unless they were speaking) and during committee meetings, even...

35 Republicans Back Jan. 6 Probe
35 Republicans
Back Jan. 6 Probe

35 Republicans Back Jan. 6 Probe

House sends plan for bipartisan commission to Senate

(Newser) - Thirty-five House Republicans joined Democrats on Wednesday in voting to create a bipartisan commission to investigate the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol, risking the wrath of former President Trump and flouting GOP leaders who condemned the proposal as unfairly partisan and unnecessary. The mavericks were led by New York...

Proposed Capitol Attack Probe Dealt 'Serious Setback'

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy won't support it

(Newser) - House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy said Tuesday he won't support bipartisan legislation to establish a 9/11-style commission to investigate the Jan. 6 Capitol attack, dealing "a serious setback" to the motion headed for a Wednesday vote, per Reuters . "Given the political misdirections that have marred this process,...

Lawmakers Agree to Deal to Investigate Capitol Attack

House could vote on proposed bipartisan commission next week

(Newser) - House lawmakers have reached a bipartisan deal to investigate the Jan. 6 attack on the US Capitol, and it does not include a look at violence alleged to have come from left-wing groups last summer, as some Republicans had hoped. The proposed 10-person commission would focus only on the attack...

Cheney Vote Disturbs White House
Cheney Vote
White House

Cheney Vote Disturbs White House

McCarthy backs bipartisanship after meeting with Biden

(Newser) - On the sidelines for this political battle, the Biden administration expressed concern Wednesday about House Republicans' decision to remove Rep. Liz Cheney from her leadership position. Cheney had refused to endorse former President Trump's version of the outcome of the presidential election last November. "It's disturbing to...

Cheney Vote Could Backfire on McCarthy
Cheney Vote Could
Backfire on McCarthy
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Cheney Vote Could Backfire on McCarthy

Reports emerge of brewing backlash against House minority leader

(Newser) - Liz Cheney does indeed appear to be in her final day in a leadership post among House Republicans. House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy sent a letter to rank-and-file members of the GOP on Monday telling them to expect the vote to happen Wednesday, reports Fox News . Coverage:
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McCarthy Says He's Backing Stefanik

Liz Cheney could be ousted from her post as soon as Wednesday

(Newser) - The likelihood of Rep. Elise Stefanik becoming the No. 3 House Republican in the coming days got even higher on Sunday. In an appearance on Fox News' Sunday Morning Futures, House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy gave his public backing to Stefanik as the replacement for Rep. Liz Cheney, saying "...

Hot Mic Picks Up McCarthy Saying He's 'Had It' With Cheney

House GOP leader sounds like he has no quarrel with replacing conference chair

(Newser) - House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy made his frustration with Rep. Liz Cheney clear Tuesday, whether he realized it or not. He told Fox & Friends that his members have expressed concerns about Cheney remaining as conference chair after her criticism of former President Trump. She voted to impeach him after...

McCarthy Speaks Out on Call With Trump During Capitol Riot

House minority leader wouldn't confirm GOP congresswoman's account of heated conversation

(Newser) - Kevin McCarthy confirmed Sunday that he did speak with then-President Trump on the phone during the peak of the Capitol riot on Jan. 6, but it didn't seem to be the heated "shouting match" it was previously described as—at least not according to McCarthy's update. The...

GOP Opposition Ends Greene's 'America First' Plan

Caucus statement supported 'Anglo-Saxon' traditions, including European architecture

(Newser) - There won't be an "America First" caucus in the US House after all. Georgia Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene let go of the idea in the face of quick, broad opposition from members of both parties to the group's apparent founding document. Greene then tried to put space...

Iowa Candidate Accepts Loss by 6 Votes

Republicans were beginning to go after other Democrats over the issue

(Newser) - In the face of GOP threats to go after at-risk Democrats in races around the country, Rita Hart has withdrawn a challenge of her six-vote loss last November to Iowa Rep. Mariannette Miller-Meeks. A recount of the almost 400,000 ballots had confirmed Miller-Meeks' victory, the closest US race since...

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