Republican on Jan. 6 committee: McCarthy warning is 'really bad politics'

Rep. Adam Kinzinger said Sunday that House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy’s threat to telecom companies for complying with the Jan. 6th committee’s request for data is “really bad politics.”
Kinzinger of Illinois is one of two Republicans serving on the House select committee on Jan. 6th — the other being Wyoming Rep. Liz Cheney.
As part of the committee’s investigation, it requested records from social media and telecommunications companies including Facebook, Google, Twitter, 4chan and Parler.
McCarthy has been vocal in his opposition to the move, threatening that “a Republican majority will not forget” which telecom companies comply with the committee’s request. The panel has also asked for McCarthy’s phone records to be preserved as part of the investigation.
Kinzinger said on CNN’s “State of the Union” that the committee has “the legal authority to go through the process of requesting these kinds of things. Right now, all we’ve said

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By Allie Bice

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