McCarthy slams Capitol riot committee info request as ‘pure politics’

McCarthy slams Capitol riot committee info request as ‘pure politics’


House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy defended his decision Thursday to decline a request for information from the select committee investigating last year’s Capitol riot.

“There is nothing that I can provide the Jan. 6 committee for legislation .. moving forward,” McCarthy (R-Calif.) told reporters. “There is nothing in that realm. It is pure politics, what they’re playing.”

McCarthy’s remarks came one day after the panel invited him to discuss a phone conversation with former President Donald Trump during the riot, during which McCarthy reportedly urged the 45th president to quell the violence.

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In a statement Wednesday night, McCarthy decried the select committee as an “illegitimate” body whose “only objective is to attempt to damage its political opponents.”

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy

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