Home Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy apparently snapped after the president informed him ‘antifa’ led the Capitol insurrection: ‘It’s MAGA. I understand. I existed.’
- House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy had a tense phone call with President Trump on Monday in which he told the president the election was “over.”
- After Trump stated the Capitol insurrection was the work of antifa, McCarthy said, “It’s MAGA. I know, I existed,” according to Axios.
- McCarthy, a long time Trump advocate, went on to vote against election accreditation in Arizona following the Capitol siege.
- The California representative is now refuting impeachment, saying “it would just divide the nation more.”
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Home Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy had a difficult call with President Trump on Monday, supposedly informing the president that his battle to reverse the 2020 governmental election was “over.”
McCarthy apparently grew exasperated with the president after he continued to complain about election fraud.
” Stop it. It’s over. The election is over,” the California Congressman stated, an anonymous White House official told Axios
In a 30- minute call that was referred to as at times “tense” by participants, McCarthy took the president to job for blaming the January 6 insurrection at the Capitol on “antifa.” The FBI has actually categorized antifa as an ideology, not an organization.
” It’s not antifa, it’s MAGA. I know. I was there,” McCarthy supposedly said to Trump.
Trump and his fans, including Rep. Matt Gaetz, have actually baselessly claimed that the Capitol breach was led by antifa members impersonating Trump advocates.
On Thursday, simply hours after the Capitol insurrection was quelled, Gaetz told his fellow representatives “some of the individuals who breached the Capitol today were not Trump supporters. They were masquerading as Trump fans and in fact, were members of the violent terrorist group antifa.”
Rep. Paul Gosar made comparable talk about Twitter, noting the insurrection had “all the trademarks of an antifa provocation,” though the FBI found “no sign” that members of antifa remained in any way associated with the violent uprising at the Capitol.
In a letter sent out to his fellow Republican reps on Friday, McCarthy stated there was “undisputedly” no evidence of antifa’s participation and revealed disappointment with the method the crisis had been managed.
” Having actually spoken with many of you, I know we are all taking time to process the events of that day. Please understand I share your anger and your discomfort,” he composed.
He stopped short, nevertheless, of motivating Trump’s impeachment, noting on Twitter that “impeaching the President with simply 12 days left will just divide our nation more.”
McCarthy has been a staunch supporter of President Trump, and consistently and baselessly declared that Trump had actually won the governmental election.
On January 3, McCarthy told The Hill he supported obstacles to Biden’s election.
” I think it’s best that we have the dispute,” he stated “I indicate, you see now that senators are going to object, your home is going to object– how else do we have a method to alter the election problems?”
Following the January 6 insurrection, McCarthy along with other GOP House members voted in favor of decertifying Arizona’s election results, a step that did not pass.
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