Opinion: Why Kevin McCarthy is standing in the way of truth

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy is refusing to give ground on the effort to investigate the January 6 insurrection. After the House voted to establish a new select committee to investigate the attack on the US Capitol, McCarthy threatened to strip Republicans of their committee assignments if they agreed to join it, according to a CNN report that cited to GOP sources. (He denied the reports on Thursday, saying, “I’m not making any threats” about committee assignments.)