Jan. 6 committee leaders call McCarthy’s Trump comments ‘baseless'


Leaders of the select committee investigating the Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection on Saturday denounced House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy’s recent comments about former President Donald Trump’s involvement.

Committee Chair Bennie Thompson (D-Miss.) and Vice Chair Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.) called out McCarthy’s “misinformation campaign” in a joint statement, saying his claims that Trump had “no involvement” in the Jan. 6 riot are “baseless.”

The statement ties McCarthy’s comments to an anonymous report that said the Department of Justice “concluded that

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