On Tuesday, the House Select Committee investigating the January 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol fired back at House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) after he issued a threat against telecom companies that cooperate with the Committee’s investigation.
The committee announced on Monday that it will subpoena telecommunications companies for, among other things, the call metadata from some Republican members of Congress who were close to the pro-Trump rioters.
In response, McCarthy issued a frantic threat, saying any effort to comply with such subpoenas is a “violation of federal law” — without going into any specifics — and warning that “a Republican majority will not forget.”
However, the House Committee published a swift response on Twitter, warning that these threats will not obstruct their business — and heavily implying that they considered McCarthy’s actions to be potential obstruction of justice.
“The Select Committee is investigating the violent attack on the Capitol and attempt to overturn the results of last year’s election. We’ve asked companies not to destroy records that may help answer questions for the American people,” said the official Twitter account of the committee. “The committee’s efforts won’t be deterred by those who want to whitewash or cover up the events of January 6th, or obstruct our investigation.”
The committee’s efforts won’t be deterred by those who want to whitewash or cover up the events of January 6th, or obstruct our investigation. 2/2 https://t.co/lvPcUMrqYZ
— January 6th Committee (@January6thCmte) September 1, 2021