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Republican group fires Kevin McCarthy on January 6 in scathing ad campaign

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Republican group fires Kevin McCarthy on January 6 in scathing ad campaign

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A Republican group is calling out House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-California) 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 that attacks the former president’s enablers, places 50 billboards and advertisements at bus stops in McCarthy’s home neighborhood and in Washington, D.C. DC, as shown in these mockup images:

(Photo: Republican Accountability Project)

“Kevin McCarthy was one of the few people who spoke to Trump during the January 6 attack,” RAP executive director Sarah Longwell said in a press release. “It’s time for him to tell the American people what he knows.”

The billboards will be visible for up to four weeks and the organization has an online map showing their location.

Shortly after the insurgency, McCarthy said Trump “bears responsibility” for the attack, which was carried out by his supporters as they tried to block certification of the 2020 election.

“No if, and or but,” McCarthy said in January 2021.

He quickly changed his tune, not only publicly absolving Trump of blame, but also heading to Mar-a-Lago to curry favor. Since then, McCarthy has attempted to block and thwart investigations into the Jan. 6 assault and refused to cooperate after being asked to testify by the House Select Committee investigating the investigation.

“What are you hiding, Kevin McCarthy?” ask the advertisements.

It’s not the only publicity about the attack on the United States Capitol that is attracting attention. Progressive PAC MeidasTouch will air a spot on Fox News on Sunday reminding viewers that Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) called the Jan. 6 rioters who attacked the Capitol “terrorists.”

That’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 that Cruz used the term correctly and repeatedly:

This article originally appeared on HuffPost and has been updated.

Republican group fires Kevin McCarthy on January 6 in scathing ad campaign

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