Kevin McCarthy says he won't cooperate with Jan. 6 committee

Kevin McCarthy.
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House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) is refusing to sit for an interview with the House select committee investigating the Jan. 6 Capitol attack, saying on Wednesday night he won't participate in an "abuse of power that stains this institution today and will harm it going forward."

The committee's chair, Rep. Bennie Thompson (D-Miss.), sent a letter to the top House Republican earlier Wednesday, asking him to share information on the conversations he had with former President Donald Trump "before, during, and after" the attack. Additionally, the panel requested information on McCarthy's communications with former White House chief of staff Mark Meadows in the wake of the riot.

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