McCarthy: 'I haven't put any real thought' into Jan. 6 committee subpoena

McCarthy, five other House Republicans were subpoenaed last week by Democrat-led committee after declining to appear voluntarily

Updated: May 19, 2022 - 2:52pm

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House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy says he hasn't given much thought to the subpoena from the House Select Committee on the Jan. 6 Capitol riot.

McCarthy was asked Tuesday whether he plans to cooperate with the subpoena to testify in regards to the Jan. 6, 2021, riot.

"I haven't put any real thought to the subpoena," he said. 

McCarthy, of California, and five other House Republicans were subpoenaed last week by the Democrat-led committee after declining to appear voluntarily.

"What I've really thought about is, how are we going to get the Democrats to move when they've known for more than a year that they're going to have a baby formula shortage?," he continued, in an effort to turn the focus on his rival political party.

The committee has said it wants to talk to McCarthy about his private conversations with Trump and his staff around the time of the riot.

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