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Swalwell knocks McCarthy for sending fried hen to Capitol Police officers

Rep. Eric SwalwellEric Michael SwalwellSwalwell knocks McCarthy for sending fried hen to Capitol Law enforcement officers Law enforcement brace for Capitol rally defending Jan. 6 mob Spotlight turns to GOP’s McCarthy in Jan. 6 probe More (D-Calif.) knocked House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthyKevin McCarthyMcCarthy-allied fundraising team assists Republicans who voted to impeach Trump Jan. 6 committee has acquired ‘thousands of internet pages of documents’ by deadline Democrats should end employing Jan. 6 committee to advance its witch hunt  Far more (R-Calif.) on Tuesday for sending hen to U.S. Capitol Police officers, crafting that it was “fitting” that the lawmaker “dishonors the law enforcement but sends them … hen.”

David Laufman, a attorney who represented two Capitol Law enforcement officers at the House pick out committee’s first listening to in July, tweeted a picture on Tuesday of luggage of Chick-fil-A fried chicken that McCarthy despatched to Capitol Police officers.

The photograph provided a observe from McCarthy that read “Thank you for all you do!”

Laufman criticized McCarthy for the gesture, composing on Twitter “am positive it’s scrumptious, but would like aid for democracy and the rule of law if you’re not tapped out #rememberJanuary6 #protectdemocracy.”

Swalwell retweeted Laufman’s message, producing that “tons” of Capitol Police officers were being “texting me this in disbelief.”

“@GOPLeader McCarthy dishonors the law enforcement but sends them…chicken. Fitting,” he extra.

Politico noted Wednesday, in accordance to 1 supply, that some officers opted not to eat the chicken and “expressed disappointment” that McCarthy would exhibit the Capitol Police aid in a non-public location with rooster alternatively of publicly by way of laws.

Most of the officers, nevertheless, did take in the chicken, Politico mentioned.

The Republican minority leader has emerged as the facial area of opposition to the congressional investigation into the fatal Jan. 6 assault on the Capitol.

Most recently, he claimed Republicans “will not forget” if telecommunications firms convert cellphone and email data around to the House panel probing the riots, immediately after the choose committee penned letters to 25 providers inquiring them to preserve documents of folks who might have been included in the assault. 

McCarthy stated turning around records “would place each and every American with a cell phone or laptop in the crosshairs of a surveillance point out run by Democratic politicians.”

In Could, he explained he would oppose convening a bipartisan, impartial 9/11-model commission to look into the assault, which Democrats had initial sought to set up.

But in July, he pulled all his GOP nominees from the find committee probing the riots in protest of Dwelling Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiDemocrats make circumstance to Senate parliamentarian for 8 million environmentally friendly playing cards Democrats have to stop applying Jan. 6 committee to advance its witch hunt  Manchin, Sanders established for clash above Biden paying deal A lot more’s (D-Calif.) final decision to reject two of his picks.

The Hill arrived at out to McCarthy for comment.