Kevin McCarthy, Marjorie Taylor Greene Threaten Telecoms Not To Give Data to 1/6 Committee

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) and Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) have warned telecommunications companies against sharing information with the House Select Committee to Investigate the January 6 Attack on the U.S. Capitol.

McCarthy and Greene on Tuesday both suggested that the companies would face repercussions for complying with the committee’s request for data once Republicans are in control of the government. The committee asked 35 telecommunications and social media companies to supply it with the records on Monday.

Some of the requested records pertain to Greene and other Republican members of Congress who were involved in the January 6 “Stop the Steal” rally supporting former President Donald Trump‘s false claims that he “won” the 2020 election, according to CNN. Shortly after the rally, the Capitol was breached by rioters who claimed that Trump was a victim of election fraud.

“If these companies comply with the Democrat order to turn over private information, they are in violation of federal law and subject to losing their ability to operate in the United States,” McCarthy said in a statement. “If companies still choose to violate federal law, a Republican majority will not forget and will stand with Americans to hold them fully accountable under the law.”

“This is leading us into waters that we’ve never been in in America,” Greene said during an appearance on Fox News‘ Tucker Carlson Tonight. “America was never meant to be a Communist country. But these are the tactics that Democrats are wanting to use.”

“These cell phone companies, these telecommunications companies, they better not play with these Democrats,” added Greene. “Because Republicans are coming back into the majority in 2022 and we will take this very serious… if they go along with this, they will be shut down. And that’s a promise.”

Greene and McCarthy expect Republicans to take control of Congress after the 2022 midterm elections. If Republicans do manage to win back control of the House and Senate, the White House is guaranteed to remain in Democratic hands until President Joe Biden‘s term expires on January 20, 2025.

It is not clear that Biden, who could potentially veto any legislation that a Republican Congress manages to pass, would support a bill to “shut down” telecommunications companies. Biden likely would not support a proposal to punish companies simply for complying with the committee’s request.

During Trump’s presidency, he repeatedly threatened to repeal Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act, which protects online platforms from legal liability involving third-party content, due to an alleged bias against himself and other conservatives on social media. Trump’s efforts ultimately failed despite some Republicans and Democrats supporting changes to the law.

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  1. Let the telecommunications companies turn over all the private information the Democrats seek. In return, I want all the records of phone calls, texts, and emails President Biden sent out and received regarding Afghanistan. That should even things out.

  2. Democrats are garbage. They should all be wiped out for treason. Too harsh? Read the constitution & the oath these, elected by we the people, idiots take to hold office. Its getting sickening, & to the point, where we need to stand up, and realize the left is taking away our freedoms one chain link at a time (if you’re familiar with the dog leash analogy). F-U Nancy!

  3. If we didn’t have a completely illegitimate, lawless government, the AG, who is supposed to be our chief law enforcer, would be the one threatening the telecoms. Instead, he is silent regarding this outrageous request. We now live in a lawless society…

  4. McCarthy has long since abandoned ANY semblance of being an elected representative of his constituency. He represents only himself and the originator of the “Big Lie” – Trump. His threat to private companies as a government official is a complete repudiation of any sense of lawful action by him. This is the leader of the GOP in the House? A great example for all the other GOP reps to follow. And then there is MT Greene…. Completely and utterly worthless both as a US Congresswoman and as a human being. Virtually everything she speaks is against everything in her oath of office. Yet she is still in Congress supported by other GOP reps and allowed to continue to spread chaos and misinformation. And this is the face of the GOP ??????

      1. Do you not love America? Do you want your children, grandchildren living in a socialist country? Think long and hard before answering these questing? USA❤️🇺🇸🇺🇸P

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