House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy labeled Reps. Liz Cheney and Adam Kinzinger “Pelosi Republicans” after they joined the 1/6 Committee.
Kevin McCarthy Is Not Happy With Adam Kinzinger Joining The 1/6 Committee.
I asked Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy what he makes of GOP Reps Liz Cheney and Adam Kinzinger sitting on the January 6th Select Committee.
He replied in two words here at the WH: “Pelosi Republicans.”
— Yamiche Alcindor (@Yamiche) July 26, 2021
Kevin McCarthy’s Plan To Undermine The 1/6 Committee Has Blown Up In His Face
Kevin McCarthy and Donald Trump cooked up a scheme to undermine the legitimacy of the 1/6 Committee and its findings.
McCarthy and Trump planned to put a few disruptors on the committee who would hijack the investigation and turn it into a 1/6 probe of Nancy Pelosi. McCarthy and Trump chose two Jims, Reps. Jordan and Banks for this task.
Minority Leader McCarthy responded by pulling all of his choices off of the committee so that he could make the investigation look partisan.
Speaker Pelosi was once again ahead of McCarthy and responded by adding Republican Adam Kinzinger (R-IL) to the committee while suggesting that more Republicans have expressed interest in joining.
The only thing that McCarthy accomplished with his stunt was to make sure that none of Trump’s loyalists are on the committee.
Given this context, no wonder McCarthy is sulking.
Mr. Easley is the managing editor. He is also a White House Press Pool and a Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. His graduate work focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.
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