It turns out that the nation’s deplorable and a handful of journalists were not the only ones outraged that one of the nation’s most vaunted news organs punted a story on the child and human trafficking done by one Jeffrey Epstein.
Congressional Republicans were as well, and on Monday, House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy made that very clear.
House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy sent a letter Sunday to ABC News demanding answers surrounding allegations that the network killed a 2015 story about dead alleged child sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein, journalist Megyn Kelly said.
ABC News has come under fire after Project Veritas released a video of anchor Amy Robach Nov. 5 complaining that the network killed her interview with Epstein accuser Virginia Roberts Giuffre. The anchor said Buckingham Palace threatened ABC News after finding out Prince Andrew was a part of the story and added that she “had all of” the reporting years ago.
“I am deeply concerned that this victim, in search of justice, went to ABC News, provided information and an interview, and then ABC News chose to bury the truth,” McCarthy wrote to ABC News President James Goldston, according to Kelly’s Instagram. She obtained an exclusive copy of the letter.
Additional information was requested from ABC News, as well as answers to the questions on why the story was shelved when additional victims were sure to suffer at the hands of Epstein and his associates.
GOP Reps. Mike T. McCaul of Texas and Doug A. Collins of Georgia also signed the letter.
“ABC News’s initial response and subsequent actions reveal their priority is to identify and hold accountable the individual who released the video to the public,” the letter reads. “We believe that uncovering the source of the information is incomparably less important than the possibility of exposing the source of a human trafficking operation.”
Which, of course, was the point of Project Veritas’s video in the first place.
I am deeply concerned that ABC News chose to bury the truth about Jeffrey Epstein's role in human trafficking. @RepDougCollins, @RepMcCaul and I sent a letter to the President of @ABC News requesting more information about their enabling of Mr. Epstein. pic.twitter.com/AVqfZKqmt6
— Kevin McCarthy (@GOPLeader) November 18, 2019