Kevin McCarthy Warns Phone, Tech Giants GOP Won't 'Forget' If They Turn Over Jan. 6 Records - 2021-09-01

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F0.png Kevin McCarthy Warns Phone, Tech Giants GOP Won't 'Forget' If They Turn Over Jan. 6 Records September 1, 2021, Nick Visser, Huffington Post

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) issued a warning to telecom and tech companies on Tuesday, saying Republicans would "not forget" if they turn over phone records to lawmakers investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol.

McCarthy made the comments a day after a House select committee, led by Democrats, requested that 35 phone and social media companies preserve the records of an unknown group of people related to the deadly insurrection, as well as those involved in the "Stop the Steal" rally near the White House that precipitated the mob attack.

The committee has also not identified whom it is investigating, but McCarthy said Tuesday that Republicans would vehemently oppose any compliance with the House panel's requests, saying they were an attempt to "strong-arm private companies to turn over individuals' private data."

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