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Glenn Kirschner: 11 Republican Representatives Join McCarthy’s Obstruction of Congress: Welcome The New Dirty Dozen

18/09/2021

The Hapless Twelve, love it

September 07 2021

After House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy obstructed the House Select Committee’s investigation of the Capitol attack by telling telecommunications companies not to cooperate with the investigation and threatening that, if they did, the GOP “would not forget” it when they took power, eleven Republican members of Congress joined McCarthy’s obstructive efforts. In a very real sense, McCarthy is now heading up a criminal conspiracy caucus. Here is a review of Washington’s new dirty dozen and the federal law, 18 United States Code section 1505, they are violating by obstructing a congressional proceeding.

About Glenn Kirschner

Glenn Kirschner brings analysis and insight to legal issues of the day, drawing from his 30 years as a federal prosecutor, homicide prosecutor and Army JAG. Glenn is an NBC News and MSNBC legal analyst and teaches criminal law at George Washington University.

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