One of those House members is Committee Chairman Bennie Thompson (D-Miss.)…
The leader IS Vice Chairwoman Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.)….
Committee Chairman Bennie Thompson (D-Miss.) and Vice Chairwoman Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.) issued a joint statement on Saturday in response to an interview McCarthy gave to local NBC affiliate KGET-TV Thursday.
During the interview, McCarthy suggested that the FBI and multiple senate agencies investigated Trump’s connection to the deadly riot and determined that he was not involved.
“Well, you know what’s interesting about that? … The FBI has investigated this. The Senate had bipartisan committees,” McCarthy said. “And you know what they found? That there is no involvement.”
Thompson and Cheney said McCarthy made the claim based on an anonymous report indicating that the Justice Department “concluded that Donald Trump did not cause, incite, or provoke the violence on January 6th.”
They said that when the report was first published, “the committee queried the Executive Branch agencies and congressional committees involved in the investigation.”
“We’ve received answers and briefings from the relevant entities, and it’s been made clear to us that reports of such a conclusion are baseless,” the committee leaders stated.
They then called out McCarthy for “inconsistent” comments he’s made since the attack. …