Feedback poll shows some Kern residents think McCarthy should cooperate with the Jan. 6 committee request

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BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) — In 17 News’ unscientific interactive feedback poll posted on social media accounts, we asked about the congressional committee investigating the Jan. 6 Capitol attack asking Bakersfield Congressman and House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy to voluntarily provide information about the riot, according to NBC News.

McCarthy said Wednesday evening that he will not cooperate with the select committee investigating the Jan. 6, 2021, riot at the U.S. Capitol, asserting the panel “is not conducting a legitimate investigation.”

In a letter to McCarthy today, the committee said it wants to hear about discussions McCarthy may have had with former President Donald Trump and White House staffers in the days before and after the attack. McCarthy declined

McCarthy told Fox News in April that he had a phone conversation with Trump as the attack unfolded. McCarthy is the highest-ranking Republican in Congress sought out by the panel. The committee says it is not ruling out a possible subpoena to compel McCarthy to answer questions.

In an unscientific feedback question, we asked: Should Kevin McCarthy comply with the Jan. 6 committee’s request for an interview?

“If he has nothing to hide, what could possibly go wrong?”

Mike Bailey, Facebook user

“No, this is a great time Kevin shows a back bone.”

Tony Hass, Facebook user

This is a non-scientific poll conducted by 17 News. It is posted to KGET’s social media sites daily for varying amounts of time at varying times of day. Viewers can vote more than once. It is not representative of Kern County as a whole.

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