Kevin McCarthy’s statement
In response, representative Ted Lieu (D-CA) tweeted the legal code: 18 U.S. Code § 1505: “Whoever…by any threatening letter or communication…endeavors to influence, obstruct, or impede…the due and proper exercise of the power of inquiry under which any…investigation is being had by either House…Shall be fined under this title, imprisoned…”
Kevin McCarthy, Marjie Greene, Matt Gaetz, and even Mitch McConnell’s attempts to gag private companies with undisguised threats puts every American at risk of not knowing the naames and degree of involvement certain politicians had in the attempted insurrection of January 6th 2021. Without this information American citizens are in danger of becoming subjects of a new form of dictatorial Government possibly under an already failed leader Donald Trump where a large part of the population would not even be allowed to vote. The words Surveillance State are used with the purpose of scaring the population who should know that currently there are already laws in place to prevent this happening though I can well forsee that changing in the future id the Republicans regain thhe Majority through their disenfranchisement of so many people. Yesterday the Texas Legislature pass SB1 voting suppression bill which is but one of many across Republican run States. If Companies don’t comply with the Democrat request they will be in violation of Federal Law which is deigned to find proof of wrongdoing in order to protect the U.S. citizens. Again, compliance with the request is within Federal Law and in order to stop compliance the Republicans return to the age old method of threats.
If the filibuster is dropped then the Democrats can stop the voter suppression laws within the states reinstating the right for voters to give the Majority to whom they please, in a fair and fully transparent way. But whatever happens, the enquiry into January 6th should go forward as planned and those involved in the insurrection should be punished without fear or favour as to whom they are and what position they hold. People died and were injured that day, people have died since that day and millions of dollars worth of damage was done. Your politicians from both sides of the aisle were in fear of their lives. Whatever else is said, this was no normal day and no tour group. Whatever it may be, the people deserve the truth.