“I wish that he were a brave and honorable man,” Cheney said of McCarthy to CNN. “He’s clearly trying to cover up what happened. He has an obligation to come forward and we’ll get to the truth.”

The House select committee investigating the Capitol attack formally asked the Republican House minority leader, Kevin McCarthy, on Wednesday to cooperate with its inquiry into the 6 January insurrection, escalating the pressure on Donald Trump’s top allies in Congress, reports The Guardian.
The select committee said in a letter to McCarthy that the panel was seeking details about his conversations with the Trump White House and the former president in the days leading up to and during the Capitol attack, as well as discussions in its aftermath.

McCarthy quickly announced that he would not cooperate with the investigation, but the select committee’s request demonstrated its resolve to pursue testimony from the highest-ranking Republican in Congress as it examines potential criminal conduct by Trump.

The denial of the select committee’s request also set the stage for a bitter political showdown. Congresswoman Liz Cheney, the Republican vice-chair of the panel, later refused to rule out issuing a subpoena for McCarthy to compel his testimony.

“I wish that he were a brave and honorable man,” Cheney said of McCarthy to CNN. “He’s clearly trying to cover up what happened. He has an obligation to come forward and we’ll get to the truth.”

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