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House GOP leader says he’s ‘not threatening’ to punish lawmakers who serve on Capitol riot panel

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House Republican Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., insisted Thursday he’s “not threatening” GOP lawmakers like Rep. Liz Cheney, R-Wyo., who agree to serve on the select committee to investigate the storming of the Capitol on Jan. 6. McCarthy, who has reportedly suggested he will strip any Republicans who participate in Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s committee assignments, said it was “unprecedented” for Cheney to accept a spot on the panel. The Republican leader did say he was “shocked” to hear that Cheney planned to serve on the committee, which he derided as a Democratic effort to “play poli…

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