House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) said he will call 51 intelligence agents to testify about the Hunter Biden laptop scandal after they referred to it as Russian misinformation.
McCarthy shared the remarks during an interview on Fox News' "One Nation" on Saturday with Brian Kilmeade.
Kevin McCarthy pledges subpoenas for 51 intel agents in wake of Hunter Biden revelations in Twitter files https://t.co/pmR1TUwKbn
— Fox News (@FoxNews) December 11, 2022
"We saw the revelations coming out of Twitter as Elon Musk is unmasking the corruption that existed there and the denials that they testified about. So for you personally you have another move you want to make. Not only do we want to hear from the former executives of Twitter and the other entities, but you have something else you want to say," the host said.
"Yeah, I do. This is egregious what we are finding. They should not have section 230 to start out with, but we also have to go further. What did Facebook and Google do as well because they became an arm of the Democratic Party and an arm of government," McCarthy answered.
"Those 51 intel agents that signed a letter that said the Hunter Biden information was all wrong — was Russia collusion — many of them have a security clearance. We are going to bring them before committee. I'm going to have them have a hearing," he added.
"Why did they lie to the American public?”https://t.co/yDmuzfbY4M
— Daily Wire (@realDailyWire) December 12, 2022
"McCarthy also said Facebook and Google should be scrutinized, claiming they 'became an arm of the Democratic Party and the arm of government,' and asserted these tech companies should not have Section 230 legal protections," The Daily Wire reported.
"The Hunter Biden probe is one of many that Republicans are gearing up to conduct after they won a slim majority in the House in the 2022 midterm cycle," it added.
He's not backing down.https://t.co/4sKUvpAFuV
— Dinesh D'Souza (@DineshDSouza) December 12, 2022
McCarthy shared the concerns ahead of his efforts to return as House Speaker in January. He previously served in the role during the Trump administration and is the most likely candidate.
House Republicans will decide on their next leader in January as the party won a slim majority during the 2022 midterms. In addition to McCarthy, Arizona Rep. Andy Biggs is seeking the role of House Speaker.
McCarthy will need 218 votes to win, leaving little room for error to win back his previous role now that Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) is leaving the position.
The next few weeks will offer a key time of transition as the GOP looks to bounce back to stop the left's agenda and prepare for 2024's presidential election.