A Republican group is calling out House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) for refusing to cooperate with the House Select Committee investigating the Jan. 6 assault on the U.S. Capitol.
The Republican Accountability Project, a conservative group opposed to Donald Trump thatâ€™s been going after the former presidentâ€™s enablers, is placing 50 billboards and bus stop ads in McCarthyâ€™s home district and in Washington, D.C., as seen in these mock-up images:
â€œKevin McCarthy was one of the few people who spoke to Trump during the January 6 attack,â€ RAP executive director Sarah Longwell said in a news release. â€œItâ€™s time for him to tell the American people what he knows.â€
The billboards will be visible for up to four weeks and the organization has an online map showing their locations.
Shortly after the insurrection, McCarthy said that Trump â€œbears responsibilityâ€ for the attack, which was carried out by his supporters as they attempted to block the certification of the 2020 election.
â€œNo if, ands or buts,â€ McCarthy said in January 2021.
He quickly changed his tune, not only publicly absolving Trump of blame but also traveling to Mar-a-Lago to curry favor. Since then, McCarthy has attempted to block and stymie investigations into the Jan. 6 assault, and has refused to cooperate after being asked to testify by the House select committee handling the probe.
â€œWhat are you hiding, Kevin McCarthy?â€ the ads ask.
Thatâ€™s not the only ad about the U.S. Capitol attack generating attention. The progressive PAC MeidasTouch will run a spot on Fox News on Sunday to remind viewers that Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) called the Jan. 6 rioters who assaulted the Capitol â€œterrorists.â€
Thatâ€™s a no-no on Fox News, which has frequently aired discredited conspiracy theories about the attack. Cruz later apologized on-air for using the word.
MeidasTouch wants viewers to know Cruz has used the term correctly and repeatedly: