(FreedomBeacon.com)- The Democrats appear to be launching what can only be described as an effort to spy on Republican communications, using their ultra-partisan January 6 committee as an excuse.
On Tuesday, Republican House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy slammed Pelosi and the Democrat-controlled House Permanent Select Committee for their request to privately run telecommunications companies to hand over private information and communications of individuals they believe incited the January 6 riot in Washington, D.C.
Such a move would be unprecedented and highly illegal, but the Democrats don’t seem to care.
Since when do they care about pesky things like the law getting in the way of their plans?
McCarty issued a statement slamming the efforts by the Committee, describing how they were attempting to “strong-arm” private companies to hand over sensitive and personal information. Information that could eventually also be made public through the committee.
In the statement, which you can read in the tweet below, McCarthy correctly noted that if the telecom companies were to comply with the demands of the Democrats and turn over that information, they would be “in violation of federal law” and could lose their ability to operate in the United States.
My statement on Democrats asking companies to violate federal law: pic.twitter.com/XELEVNbx65
— Kevin McCarthy (@GOPLeader) August 31, 2021
He also added that a Republican-run Congress – which is becoming increasingly likely as we approach the 2022 midterm elections – would not forget and would hold them accountable under the law.
McCarthy is often criticized by populist Republicans, but he must be commended on this one.
Reports revealed this week show how Pelosi’s partisan committee requested information from more than 32 different telecom companies, including Verizon, AT&T, and even Apple. The committee wants them to hand over text and phone records between the dates of April 1, 2020, and January 31, 2021.
That’s almost a year of private communications from people who have been charged with no crimes.