Jan. 6 panel summons Kevin McCarthy

Jan. 6 panel summons Kevin McCarthy


The House select committee formed to investigate the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol wants to hear from House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy.

Chairman Bennie Thompson sent a letter to the top Republican on Wednesday requesting that he voluntarily appear before the committee. Topics the committee wants to probe with McCarthy include his communication with former President Donald Trump on the day of the riot, his communications with White House chief of staff Mark Meadows in the days before Jan. 6, and why he continued his objections to Electoral College results after the riot.

McCarthy has said that he spoke to Trump as the riot unfolded, and reporting from around that time says they got

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