New twist in the investigation into the assault on the Capitol: due to his multiple exchanges with Donald Trump that day, the leader of the Republicans in the House of Representatives, Kevin McCarthy, received a subpoena on Thursday to testify before the commission responsible for investigating the events of January 6, 2021.
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This parliamentary committee, made up of a majority of Democrats, seeks to shed light on the exact actions of Donald Trump before and during the storming of the Capitol, during which thousands of supporters of the former leader marched on the seat of the US Congress to try to block certification of Joe Biden's election.
"Mr. McCarthy also claimed to have had a discussion with the President immediately following the assault, during which President Trump acknowledged some form of responsibility for the attack,” she continued in a statement.
Four other Republicans in the House, including the elected Jim Jordan, known for his excesses and his absolute loyalty to Donald Trump, are targeted by these injunctions to testify.
The so-called "January 6" commission has already heard from hundreds of witnesses, including former president Ivanka Trump's daughter and her husband, Jared Kushner, both close advisers to Donald Trump when he was in office. the White House.
The commission is desperate to complete its work before the midterm legislative elections in November. If the Democrats lose control of the House on the ballot, it risks being dissolved by the Republicans. She plans to hold public hearings in June.