The House Select Committee investigating last year’s Capitol riot has asked Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy to voluntarily come forward and discuss his communications with President Donald Trump on the day of the violence.
In a letter sent to McCarthy (R-Calif.) Wednesday, committee Chairman Bennie Thompson (D-Miss.) cited a phone conversation between McCarthy and Trump, as well as interactions between McCarthy and then-White House chief of staff Mark Meadows, as being of special interest.
“We also must learn about how the President’s plans for January 6th came together, and all the other ways he attempted to alter the results of the election,” Thompson wrote. “For example, in advance of January 6th, you reportedly explained to Mark Meadows and the former President that objections to the certification of the electoral votes on January 6th ‘was doomed to fail.’ “
McCarthy previously indicated he would be open to speaking with the panel, but it remains unclear whether he will do so. The Post has reached out to McCarthy for comment.
This is a developing story.