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Kevin McCarthy warns GOP majority ‘will not forget’ if companies turn over phone records to Jan. 6 committee – USA TODAY

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House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy warned “a Republican majority will not forget” telecommunications companies that turn over phone records to the congressional committee investigating the Jan. 6  Capitol attack.

More than 30 companies including Apple, AT&T and Verizon, received a request for phone records from congressional investigators Monday. 

“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,” McCarthy said in a statement Tuesday. “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.”

McCarthy did not specify which federal law.

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The Jan. 6 committee has not identified whose phone records it is seeking, but they could include McCarthy and Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, who spoke with former President Donald Trump on Jan. 6.

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy of California warned telecom companies that the "Republican majority will not forget" if they hand over phone records to congressional investigators.

Letters sent out Friday sought records from social media companies.

Seven Democrats and two Republicans sit on the committee, which was formed by House Democrats after a Jan. 6 independent commission was blocked in the Senate by Republicans.

Shortly before its first hearing, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., denied two Republican nominations to the committee, Jordan and Rep. Jim Banks, R-Ind., over their votes to contest the 2020 election.

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