McCarthy 'should be questioned in a public forum' about his role in Trump’s plan to overturn election: J6 committee

McCarthy 'should be questioned in a public forum' about his role in Trump’s plan to overturn election: J6 committee
Donald Trump and House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy in February 2020, Kevin McCarthy

In addition to referring four criminal charges against Donald Trump to the Dept. of Justice, the U.S. House Select Committee on the January 6 Attack Monday afternoon is also calling for House Republican Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy and three others to appear in public to answer questions about what they knew and what role they played in the ex-president’s attempts to overturn the 2020 election.

Axios reports a partial copy of the Committee’s report “charges McCarthy and Reps. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio), Scott Perry (R-Pa.) and Andy Biggs (R-Ariz.) with violating House rules requiring members to conduct themselves ‘at all times in a manner that shall reflect creditably on the House.'”

The four Members’ “willful failure” to comply with congressional subpoenas “reflects discredit on Congress,” the report says, according to Axios.

The report calls for the four Republicans to be sanctioned by the House Ethics Committee.

“The committee’s report also calls for the four members, as well as House Republicans who attended a Dec. 21 meeting at the White House on schemes to overturn the 2020 election, to testify publicly,” Axios adds. “They ‘should be questioned in a public forum about their advance knowledge of and role in President Trump’s plan to prevent the peaceful transition of power,’ it says.”

U.S. Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) one of the January 6 Committee members, after Monday’s hearing told reporters “someone like” McCarthy “should never become Speaker of the House.”

McCarthy is the top GOP candidate to become the next Speaker but he reportedly is having a difficult time getting 218 Republicans to support him.

“Someone who has the willful disregard for the best interests of the country and our institutions, someone who himself supported voting to overturn the election,” Schiff said. “Someone like that should never be given the responsibility of governing.”

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