In another bit of witless tampering, blockhead leader is trying to avoid a subpoena as McCarthy’s role in the insurrection comes under further scrutiny, with witnesses on both sides of his 1/6 conversation with previous guy.
“Donald Trump didn’t need to sleep five hours a night and he would be engaged. If you called Donald Trump, he would get on the phone before staff would,” McCarthy said, in hopes of discrediting Biden and drawing attention from impending insurrection scrutiny.
With multiple Republicans going on the record calling for House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) to appear before the recently agreed-upon House commission to investigate the Jan 6th Capitol riot, one MSNC analyst said that what McCarthy might be forced to divulge while under oath should be of concern to the GOP.
Appearing with “The Sunday Show” host Jonathan Capehart, Jake Sherman said whatever comes out of the commission could be used as a weapon against the Republicans in the next election cycle.
“In the next, you know, week or so, there’s going to be this commission that is going to be on the floor” Sherman began. “And you talked about subpoenaing — Fred Upton, Republican of Michigan said this morning McCarthy would be subpoenaed — he said it on CNN or one of the Sunday shows.”
Rep. Liz Cheney thinks Kevin McCarthy should “absolutely” testify before the January 6 commission.
“I wouldn’t be surprised if he were subpoenaed,” she told ABC News.
Sure seems like Fox News Sunday/Chris Wallace knows something here.
He’s now asked Kevin McCarthy and Liz Cheney about a conversation between Trump and McCarthy where the two may have tried to “get their story straight” about Jan. 6 calls
Raises prospect of “witness tampering.” pic.twitter.com/2tWTes5JCO
— Ryan Goodman (@rgoodlaw) May 16, 2021
“They are,” Cheney says when asked on Fox if McCarthy and Stefanik are “complicit” in spreading the election lie/undermining democracy. Also says McCarthy has “important information” to share with investigators about what happened on Jan. 6
— Manu Raju (@mkraju) May 16, 2021
When @GOPLeader writes his memoirs years from now about how he tried to stop the GOP from radicalizing, please remember that he was all-in from the start. No historical rewrites.
— Julian Zelizer (@julianzelizer) May 16, 2021