By PAUL BOIS - breitbart.com |
On Tuesday, Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) responded to the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence's request for telecommunication companies to provide the private communications of people associated with the January 6 Capitol Hill protest.
In a statement, McCarthy said that the select committee's request would unnecessarily put America on track to become a full-blown surveillance state:
"Adam Schiff, Bennie Thompson, and Nancy Pelosi's attempts to strong-arm private companies to turn over individuals' private data would put every American with a phone or computer in the crosshairs of a surveillance state run by Democrat politicians.
If these companies comply with the Democrat order to turn over private information, they are in violation of federal law and subject to losing their ability to operate in the United States. If companies still choose to violate federal law, a Republican majority will not forget and will stand with Americans to hold them fully accountable under the law."
According to Politico, the select committee requested that over 32 telecommunications companies, including Apple, AT&T, and Verizon turn over phone and text records "from April 1, 2020, to Jan. 31, 2021."
Select panel chair Rep. Bennie Thompson (D-Miss.) asked the companies for specific individuals' records, and while the names of those people were redacted from the publicly released orders, Thompson indicated last week that the request for communications of relevant individuals could touch on fellow lawmakers.
Investigators on the Democrat-led Jan. 6 committee are seeking clarity on phone calls between President Donald Trump and members of Congress during the protest, among other communications. House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy and Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) are among those known to have spoken with Trump on Jan. 6.
Beyond Rep. McCarthy, Rep. Jim Banks (R-IN), who sits on the select committee, said the request for phone records had "no conceivable legislative purpose."
The democrats apparently want a revolution. They keep pushing and they'll get one. And they won't like the result.
I know that it will be messy but if we don't get on with it soon it will be too late. I believe most High ranking military officers are on the democraps side and we would have to pray the Enlisted won't obey orders. But it's time for left and right to go their separate ways.
Actually, they want to find out what their targets know about the stolen election and threaten them into keeping quiet.
It's much deeper than that. They want to
control the world and they are in cahoots with others for the same prize! Keep getting vaccine shots, wear your mask like a good sheep. Evil is around us and thy name is leftist Democrat.
I think they have a death wish! If they expect the people targeted are going to quietly allow these DemoNazis to go full fascist on them, they'll have a real insurrection on their hands and not just a bunch of harmless Capitol visitors.
Joe Biden was not elected. He's a fraud.
Does that include phone and social media communication records of the BLM/Antifa groups that breached the Capitol and Capitol Hill disguised as President Trump supporters and the press?
Violation of the constitution. Means nothing to them. If you have a crime then a lawful government agency can get a search warrant. Congress is not law enforcement agency and has no right to your private records.
Launch a class action lawsuit against them for violating our civil rights and don't give them a damn thing they want. Congressional Committees don't have the legal authority to investigate private citizens.