Kevin McCarthy’s Career Update – Moving On?
(TheRedWire.com) – On Thursday, April 21, New York Times reporters Jonathan Martin and Alex Burns unleashed a tirade against House Minority Leader Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA). The authors released several tidbits from their upcoming book, “This Will Not Pass: Trump, Biden, and the Battle for America’s Future.” The authors alleged McCarthy spoke privately with Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY) on January 10, 2021, and told her he would encourage then-President Donald Trump to resign due to the January 6 Capitol Hill riot. McCarthy denied the charge, and soon after the phone call, audio leaked out confirming he did say that to Cheney.
— The Hill (@thehill) April 27, 2022
The Times released a second report claiming McCarthy and Rep. Steve Scalise (R-LA) revealed how they felt about Trump and their fellow Republicans. During a call with GOP Leadership, McCarthy said Rep. Matt Gaetz was putting people in jeopardy, especially Cheney. Scalise said on the call that Gaetz’s words calling out Cheney could be illegal and that it needed to stop. That report prompted Gaetz and Fox News host Tucker Carlson to strike back.
Gaetz called the two men weak, said they weren’t leaders, and accused them of protecting Cheney while he worked to protect Trump from impeachment. Gaetz said it was not wrong of him to call Cheney anti-Trump, which both proudly admit to in the media.
Tucker Carlson said that McCarthy wished social media sites would strip some Republicans of their access. He added that his private words sounded much like an MSNBC contributor. Carlson said that if the GOP doesn’t get its act together, it could be stuck with a puppet of the Democratic Party as Speaker of the House.
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