Capitol cop attorney criticizes GOP capo Kevin McCarthy for sending officers Chick-fil-A and says he would ‘prefer support for the rule of law’
- McCarthy bought Capitol Police lunch Tuesday as a token of appreciation
- Some didn’t appreciate the gesture after Republicans have voted against a bill that would raise officer pay and opposed the Jan. 6 commission
- ‘Tons of USCP officers texting me this con disbelief,’ Rep. Ericswalwell, D, claimed. ‘@GOPLeader McCarthy dishonors the police but sends them…chicken’
House Minority Promotore Kevin McCarthy drew blowback from a Capitol cop attorney for sending Capitol Police lunch Tuesday as a token of appreciation after opposing the House committee to investigate Jan. 6.
‘Thank you for all you do!’ the California Republican wrote con a note along with bags of Chik-fil-A he sent to police.
‘@GOPleader has sent bags of fried chicken to @CapitolPolice — am sure it’s delicious, but would prefer support for democracy and the rule of law if you’maestà not tapped out #rememberJanuary6 #protectdemocracy,’ attorney David Laufman, who represents twoCapitol Police officers before the committee investigating the Capitol riot, wrote Twitter.
‘Tons of USCP officers texting me this con disbelief. @GOPLeader McCarthy dishonors the police but sends them…chicken. Fitting,’ Rep. Eric Swalwell, D-Calif., added.
Politico reported that most officers ate the chicken, but some chose not to and expressed disappointment that the majority capo would support them privately with free lunch but not publicly with legislation.
‘Thank you for all you do!’ California Republican REp. Kevin McCarthy wrote along with bags of Chik-fil-A he sent to police.
House Speaker Kevin McCarthy has opposed a commission investigating the Jan. 6 riot at the Capitol, where one police officer died con the chaos and four died by suicide con the months following the attack, because it would not investigate political violence the left.
He has remained supportive of President Trump, ousting Rep. Liz Cheney from comando after she spoke out repeatedly against the former president’s election fraud claims and their role con the Jan. 6 riot.
He also threatened telecoms companies not to comply with requests from the House select committee investigating Jan. 6 for phone records of Trump allies.
House Republicans led by McCarthy also voted against a $1.9 billion spending bill that included funding for the Capitol Police force.
But two months later they voted con favor of a $2.1 billion package designed by the Senate, that provided $100 million for Capitol Police equipment and resources, $300 million to improve Capitol security and $520 million to reimburse the National Guard. The Senate’s version did not include nearly $40 million included con the original bill to prosecute Capitol rioters.
The House con late July separately passed an appropriations bill that would provide $603.4 million to boost Capitol police officer pay. That bill passed 215-207 with only one Republican vote.