The top Republican in the House of Commons said on Tuesday that social media and telecommunications companies that provide information to House Democrats would violate federal law.
House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (California Republican) condemned House Intelligence Chairman Adam Schiff (California Democrat), House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (California Democrat) and Representative Benny Thompson (Miss Democrat) )s hard work. The Chairman of the Special Committee to Investigate the Attack on the U.S. Capitol on January 6 to obtain records of companies including Apple, Gab, Parler, and T-Mobile.
“Adam Schiff, Benny Thompson, and Nancy Pelosi are trying to force private companies to hand over their personal data. This will make every American with a phone or computer a surveillance country managed by Democratic politicians. Crosshairs,” McCarthy said in a statement. statement.
“If these companies comply with the order of the Democratic Party to hand over private information, they will violate federal law and may lose the ability to operate in the United States. If the company still chooses to violate federal law, the Republican majority will not forget it and will Stand with the Americans and let them take full responsibility in accordance with the law,” he added.
Thompson wrote to 35 companies this week asking them to “keep records related to certain individuals who held or had held accounts with your company between April 1, 2020 and January 31, 2021.”
Thompson told the executives of these companies that his team was seeking to keep these records as part of the investigation on January 6 and identified specific people he wanted information.
These identities have not been made public.
The company that received the request could not be contacted or did not respond to a request for comment.
Some people have received letters from the committee last week.
The team’s response to McCarthy was that it had “requested the company not to destroy records that might help answer the questions of the American people”, which was related to the intrusion of protesters and thugs into the U.S. Capitol during the joint session of Congress on January 6.
“The committee’s efforts will not be blocked by those who want to cover up or cover up the events of January 6 or hinder our investigation,” the group added in a social media post.
House Intelligence Chairman Schiff stated on MSNBC that there are historical precedents for seeking records related to members of Congress, mainly during ethics investigations.
He said: “I think participating in the rebellion, armed rebellion against the government is one of the most serious moral violations you can imagine, if not more.”
“I think that at the end of the day, we are determined that anyone involved in the effort to prevent the peaceful transfer of power cannot hide behind their office. We want to know all the facts,” he added. “If people are not involved in trying to overthrow the government, they shouldn’t worry. But Kevin McCarthy clearly is, for various reasons.”
This News Originally From – The Epoch Times