On Tuesday, Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (Idiot-CA) issued a veiled threat to telecom and social media companies that comply with the January 6 committee records request.
McCarthy’s office cannot cite a specific federal statute that a states company would be in violation of it if they complied with a duly empaneled congressional committee because no statute exists.
McCarthy also accused the select committee of strong-arming private companies, specifically naming in his statement committee Chairman Bennie Thompson, a Mississippi Democrat, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Rep. Adam Schiff, both California Democrats.
It is unclear what means the committee will use to compel the telecommunications companies to cooperate with their request. The committee does have subpoena power, but requesting the information — especially from members of Congress — could lead to a lengthy legal battle.CNN:
“I hope they’re afraid of you; they should be:”