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Eric Swalwell Puts Kevin McCarthy Against The Wall On Jan 6 Probe

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Eric Swalwell and Kevin McCarthy

Fearing that Democrats would use the January 6t insurrection against them in the 2022 election, House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) and his GOP allies have spent the better part of the months since the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol trying to come up with someone else to blame for the attack.

In the aftermath of the violent attack on the Capitol, McCarthy put the blame directly on then-President Donald Trump. The Republican leader even told fellow members during a conference call the week after the attack that it had nothing to do with Antifa.

However, after a few months, he has “evolved” back to the Trump message. Now his take is that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is the one to blame for the storming of the Capitol.

The strategy is a shameless attempt to avoid any accountability at the ballot box for the GOP in 2022.

But as Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-CA) noted, if there were others to blame, why didn’t McCarthy call them on Jan. 6 to beg for help?

“Answer me this,” Swalwell posed. “If @GOPLeader McCarthy thinks anyone but Trump was responsible for January 6, why is Trump the ONLY person McCarthy contacted to call off the attack? McCarthy didn’t call @SpeakerPelosi or Antifa, etc to stop it. He knew then and he knows now.”

It’s an important question for McCarthy to answer as he continues to tear down the Jan. 6 committee. Members of his caucus are already calling for Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY) and Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-IL) to be expelled from the GOP caucus for agreeing to be Republicans on the select committee.

See Swalwell’s tweet below:

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