Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY) told ABC News’ Jonathan Karl on Friday that House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) “absolutely should” testify before the planned Jan. 6 commission, adding that she “wouldn’t be surprised if he were subpoenaed.”
“I think that he very clearly and said publicly that he’s got information about the president’s state of mind that day,” Cheney said.
McCarthy spoke to Trump on Jan. 6, and reportedly told him to call off his supporters during the riot at the Capitol, according to a statement from Rep. Jamie Herrera Beutler, R-Wash., who cited a conversation with McCarthy.
Herrera Beutler said Trump replied, “‘Well, Kevin, I guess these people are more upset about the election then you are.'”
McCarthy did not deny Trump’s comments but downplayed them when pressed in a Fox News interview, saying Trump was “engaged in the idea of making sure we could stop what was going on inside the Capitol at that moment in time.”
Cheney said she “would hope” McCarthy “doesn’t require a subpoena, but I wouldn’t be surprised if he were subpoenaed.”
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