The chair and vice chair of the January 6 select committee released a statement Saturday claiming House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) is spreading misinformation when saying former President Donald Trump was cleared of any wrongdoing by the Justice Department.
Committee chair Rep. Bennie Thompson (D-MS) and vice chair Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY) — whom House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) placed on the committee in an attempt to counter accusations the committee was partisan — stated the minority leader’s claims are “baseless” and “misinformation.” Thompson and Cheney claim to have received reports to refute McCarthy without citing any evidence:
Minority Leader McCarthy has recently made statements regarding the January 6th investigation. He has suggested, based on an anonymous report, that the Department of Justice has concluded that Donald Trump did not cause, incite, or provoke the violence on January 6th. When this anonymous report was first published, the Select Committee queried