(CNN)The day after President Joe Biden's inauguration, a large number of National Guard troops protecting the US Capitol moved to a nearby parking garage to rest. Outrage quickly grew among lawmakers over the situation.
Republican and Democratic lawmakers have called for investigations into who was responsible for the initial decision.
On Monday evening, McCarthy went further on Fox News, claiming Pelosi removed the Guard members.
After criticizing Pelosi's opposition to the use of federal forces during last summer's riots and protests, McCarthy claimed that "after the inaugural, when these National Guard -- these men and women defending us sitting in the Capitol, she was kicking them out into the winter."
Facts First: While the exact decision-making chain of events remains unclear, CNN has seen no evidence that Pelosi was involved in removing the Guard members from the US Capitol building.
Pelosi's deputy chief of staff, Drew Hammill, told CNN on Tuesday, "The Speaker's Office had no role in or knowledge of this matter until news reports emerged," adding that McCarthy's staff "were briefed at the same time as our office was."
On Thursday evening, when McCarthy first tweeted asking Pelosi and Schumer why the Guard members were quartered in the garage, his spokesperson Michele Exner told CNN that "both Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer oversee and ultimately are responsible for the Capitol's administrative matters."
McCarthy's office did not return CNN's request for comment on the minority leader's new claim that Pelosi personally kicked the National Guard out of the Capitol.