McCarthy tells Jan. 6 committee to preserve its findings, indicating GOP will investigate panel – Republicans denounce new House Dem leader Hakeem Jeffries as an ‘election denier’ – Gov. Ron DeSantis responds to Disney CEO – M0re stories from conservative politics
On Wednesday, House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) told the House select committee investigating the January 6 attack on the capitol to preserve its findings – including information that didn’t make it into the panel’s final report, Axios reported.
The comments by McCarthy, who is attempting to become the next House Speaker, are seen as an indication that Republicans plan to launch an inquiry when they assume control of the chamber next year, Yahoo reported.
In the letter McCarthy sent to the panel, he pledged to hold public hearings scrutinizing the security breakdowns that occurred during the assault.
“Although your committee’s public hearings did not focus on why the Capitol complex was not secure on Jan. 6, 2021, the Republican majority in the 118th Congress will hold hearings that do so,” McCarthy wrote.
Newly elected House Democratic leader Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY) is being called “an election denier” by Republicans, the New York Post reported.
“Hakeem Jeffries called the 2016 election ILLEGITIMATE. Why are Democrats electing an ELECTION DENIER to lead their party?” Rep. Ronny Jackson (R-TN.) wrote in a tweet Wednesday. ” Where is the media outrage labeling Jeffries a THREAT to Democracy?”
RNC staffer Kyle Martinsen also tweeted out a thread that highlighted tweets from Jeffries in which he “denied election results” eight times, including claims congressional elections had been “stolen by rogue Republican operatives,” as well as saying the GOP colluded with Russia in 2016, and that the Trump White House had a “clouded illegitimacy” hanging over it.
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis responded on Twitter after Disney CEO Bob Iger discussed the state’s ongoing feud with the company at a recent town hall, Orlando Business Journal reported.
“I was sorry to see us dragged into that battle, and I have no idea what exactly its ramifications are in terms of the business itself,” Iger said at the Nov. 28 meeting in a video. “What I can say is the state of Florida has been important to us for a long time and we have been very important to the state of Florida.”
Iger’s comments were in reference to Florida’s “Parental Rights in Education” legislation, which advocates dubbed the “Don’t Say Gay Bill,” even though such language was nowhere to be found in the law.
DeSantis posted a video to Twitter of an interview with Tucker Carlson in which he responded.
“We didn’t drag them in… they went in on their own, and not only opposed the bill, threatened to get it repealed,” DeSantis said. “They brought this on themselves … I don’t care what a Burbank, California-based company says about our laws.”
Herschel Walker is being swamped by negative television ads in Georgia, as Democrats are outspending the GOP 2-to-1 ahead of early voting in the runoff with incumbent Democratic Sen. Raphael Warnock, Yahoo reported. Republicans are also allegedly frustrated that Walker took five days off from campaigning over the crucial Thanksgiving holiday weekend and the final stretch before the election.