The House Select Committee has invited GOP minority leader Kevin McCarthy to voluntarily testify before the Panel, Rep. Bennie Thompson (D-MS), who chairs the committed told ABC News on Wednesday.
“If he has information he wants to share with us, and is willing to voluntarily come in, I’m not taking the invitation off the table,” Thompson told the news outlet during a phone interview.
McCarthy, who reportedly had an argument with then-President Donald Trump during the riot, was asked this week by local television KBAK whether he would cooperate with the committee’s investigation.
“I don’t have anything to add. I have been very public, but I wouldn’t hide from anything, other,” he said, according to the report.
“If Leader McCarthy has nothing to hide, he can voluntarily come before the committee,” Thompson told ABC News before adding that he would consider sending McCarthy a formal request to appear.