It would appear that President Donald Trump drastically twisted a recent quote from House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) in order to claim he’s on solid political footing with his plans to put tariffs on Mexico.
On Wednesday, Trump thanked McCarthy on Twitter because he supposedly said this about the president’s plans:
“House Republicans support the President on Tariffs with Mexico all the way, & that makes any measure the President takes on the Border totally Veto proof. Why wouldn’t you as Republicans support him when that will allow our President to make a better deal.” Thank you @GOPLeader
Justin Amash‘s lengthy town hall tonight defending his impeachment stance and getting into it with some disappointed Republicans also included the Michigan congressman taking a shot at House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy.
McCarthy responded to Amash’s initial tweets by saying he wants attention and votes with Nancy Pelosi a lot. Amash responded by saying “everyone knows he’s lying.”
In a clip aired on MSNBC tonight, Amash said at his town hall anyone who reads Volume II of the Mueller report “will be appalled.”
“You see countries around the world where people do not respect the rule of law and they don’t care about the character of their leaders,” he continued. “They don’t care about the ethics of their leaders. And in these countries, all that matters is your person is in power and as long as your person’s in power, that person is allowed to do whatever Continue reading "Amash Swipes at House GOP Leader McCarthy at Town Hall: ‘I Read the Mueller Report,’ I’m Sure He Didn’t"
Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA), the GOP leader in the House of Representatives, called out House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and decried her remarks about a “cover up” involving President Donald Trump.
“If we are serious about solving problems, I think the actions of the speaker were irresponsible,” McCarthy said.
“You’ve had scheduled for a number of weeks a follow-up meeting with the president to talk about infrastructure,” McCarthy noted. “But what do you do right before that meeting? You schedule a special conference of the majority to talk about impeachment.
McCarthy also criticized Pelosi’s Wednesday news conference where she accused the president of participating in a cover up.
“The same day, the speaker questioned all Republicans oath to the Constitution,” McCarthy said. “This is irresponsible, this is not a way to govern.”
“The speaker and I will disagree philosophically, but I would never question her oath,” he continued.
McCarthy Continue reading "GOP Leader Kevin McCarthy Bashes Pelosi’s ‘Cover Up’ Remarks: ‘This is Not A Way To Govern’"
Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY) lashed out at congressional Democrats Wednesday, accusing them of “undermining our democracy and helping Vladimir Putin.”
Cheney, a member of the GOP leadership in the House of Representatives as House Republican Conference Chair, was flanked by Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) and Minority Whip Steve Scalise (R-LA) in her broadside against the House Judiciary Committee led by Chairman Jerry Nadler (D-NY)
“If you look at what we have from the Mueller report, multiple Russians have been indicted,” Cheney said, “for attempting to influence, to undermine our democratic processes and the Democrats on the Judiciary Committee are doing exactly what Vladimir Putin would do if he could.”
On Wednesday, President Donald TrumpContinue reading "GOP Rep. Liz Cheney Accuses Democrats of ‘Helping Vladimir Putin’"
In a radio interview on KXFN-AM out of St. Louis, Rep. Steve King (R-IA), on Tuesday, discussed the move by House Republicans to strip him of committee assignments over his recent remarks about white supremacy and nationalism, quoted in the New York Times. King attacked the GOP over the decision, while also claiming many secretly agree with him.
The lengthy interview conducted by host Ed Martin is available in full here.
In the full interview, he states again that his remarks were misrepresented. Of House minority leader Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA), who led the stripping of committee seats, King said that “he decided he’s going to believe The New York Times over Steve King, and that’s a fact.”
Martin, in the shorter clip above, calls the actions of the GOP an example of “the swamp,” and said that King has a record of “supporting decreasing the amount of immigration, Continue reading "Steve King Bashes McCarthy, Liz Cheney After House Condemnation: What Gives Her the ‘Moral Authority’ to Criticize Me?"
Republican House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy spoke out forcefully against Steve King‘s latest controversial comments in an interview on Sunday, promising that “action will be taken” against the Republican congressman from Iowa.
King — who boasts a history of racist rhetoric and support for white nationalists — questioned in an interview with the New York Times last week why terms like “white supremacist” are considered offensive.
“Should there be action against Congressman King?” CBS News anchor Margaret Brennan asked McCarthy on Face the Nation.
“That language has no place in America,” McCarthy said. “That is not the America I know, and it’s most definitely not the party of Lincoln.”
McCarthy said he’s having a meeting with King on Monday — and made sure to swipe at Democrats for not taking action against their own lawmakers when they make controversial remarks. (No Democrat, it should be noted, has Continue reading "Kevin McCarthy Says ‘Action Will Be Taken’ Against Steve King Over Comments About White Supremacy"
On Wednesday night, Laura Ingraham weighed in on the anonymous op-ed published in The New York Times written by a senior official in the White House.
The author, who The New York Timesrevealed in a tweet was a male, said he is part of a resistance movement within the White House in order undermine President Donald Trump.
“That is why many Trump appointees have vowed to do what we can to preserve our democratic institutions while thwarting Mr. Trump’s more misguided impulses until he is out of office,” the anonymous staffer wrote.
House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) began by calling the author a “coward.”
“The idea that this person has a taxpayer’s job somewhere in the government, is supposed to be serving the president, who the taxpayers elected, but he or she is such an elitist that they know better than the voters, that they are protecting the Continue reading "Laura Ingraham: The Anonymous WH Official Trying To Thwart Trump’s Agenda ‘Could Be Traitorous’"
On Sunday, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi mocked House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy for not knowing how Twitter works.
On August 17, amid growing talk of conservative censorship on social media outlets, McCarthy posted this:
That prompted Pelosi or a member of her social media team to suggest that maybe before crying censorship, the GOP leader should adjust his Twitter settings.
“Rather than adjust his Twitter settings, Kevin McCarthy chooses to perpetuate an outrageous conspiracy theory. Shows he sadly doesn’t know how to use the platform. That’s insane,” the tweet read.
Rather than adjust his Twitter settings, Kevin McCarthy chooses to perpetuate an outrageous conspiracy theory. Shows he sadly doesn't know how to use the platform.
Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) called on Twitter to ban a candidate running for Congress who referred to First lady Melania Trump as a “hoebag” in a tweet.
The House candidate in question is Mark Roberts, an Independent running to represent Oregon. He has a very bizarre Twitter presence, where he refers to himself as a “superfan” of television personality Andy Cohen.
“Did you know the First Lady works by the hour? #thinkdirty #hoebag,” Roberts wrote on Monday.
On Sunday, House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) dodged questions from CNN’s Dana Bash about President Donald Trump‘s inconsistent and ever-evolving statements about the infamous Trump Tower meeting.
The Republican leader, who really, really wants to be Speaker of the House was ultimately scolded by Bash for parroting “talking points” instead of answering questions and refusing to “answer the question about the lies.”
McCarthy’s lack of pushback, though, did not sit well with GOP strategist Steve Schmidt, who told MSNBC’s Kasie Hunt that McCarthy’s apparent “servility” to Trump actually disqualifies him from the Speaker job he covets so much.
“It gives me no pleasure to say this. I’ve known Kevin McCarthy for a long time and I consider him a friend. But he disqualified himself for the Speakership of the House,” Schmidt said. “At the end of the day, if one of the parties wants to Continue reading "GOP Strategist: McCarthy ‘Disqualified Himself’ for House Speaker With ‘Disgraceful’ Claims on Sunday Shows"
CNN’s Dana Bash spoke with House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy this morning and immediately confronted him over the latest developments from the Trump legal team.
The letter they wrote to Robert Mueller says that the President did, in fact, dictate the now-infamous Don Jr. statement on the Trump Tower meeting, despite statements from Jay Sekulow and the White House last year denying his involvement.
Bash asked McCarthy, “Are you bothered by the fact that the White House lied about the President’s involvement here?”
McCarthy’s immediate response was to talk about how the Mueller probe has gone on for over a year, the White House has been cooperation, and there is no collusion.
Bash called out his “talking points” and asked again.
McCarthy again insisted there was no collusion and pointed to the Trump administration’s agenda and accomplishments.
Finally Bash told him “you don’t want to answer the question about Continue reading "CNN’s Dana Bash Presses Top GOP Rep. on Trump Tower Statement: Are You Concerned About the Lies?"
It appears that one of the most powerful Republicans on the Hill has endeared himself to President Donald Trump via the president’s taste in candy.
According to the Washington Post, House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy noticed last fall that POTUS really digs cherry and strawberry Starbursts, as he saw Trump only pick out those flavors while digging through a bunch of candies.
Therefore, McCarthy decided to have a member of his staff go through a whole bunch of Starbursts so he could present the president with a present. Via the Post:
House majority leader Kevin McCarthy took some time out of his busy schedule avoiding constituents to stop by his local news station and deliver a weather report.
The Republican lawmaker joined Aaron Perlman on Eyewitness News Tuesday morning, during the House recess, and the two bantered about humidity.
McCarthy then delivered a weather report on his home state California, and the congressman discussed local ice cream shop Dewar’s with Perlman.
McCarthy made sure to advise constituents to “stay out of the river,” due to rising waters.
“Sometimes you live in D.C., sometimes you live in Kern County, and you still know what’s happening in your own area. That’s a good congressman,” Perlman said.
“I’m always checking the weather!” McCarthy replied.
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An internal investigation by congressional Republicans into the surreptitious recording and leak of comments made by Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy has reportedly zeroed in on a suspect: former CIA officer and “Never Trump” presidential candidate Evan McMullin.
According to The Hill, unnamed sources close to the investigation say House GOP leadership is currently considering whether the leaker could be charged under either Federal statutes or internal House rules.
The recording was made at a closed-door leadership summit in 2016. In the leaked audio, McCarthy can be heard saying: “There’s two people I think Putin pays: Rohrabacher and Trump. Swear to God.”
Initial uncertainty as to whether McCarthy was being serious or not led to a miniature political scandal and major media frenzy.
The inquiry, however, is not simply limited to the domestic fallout from McCarthy’s statement. The Hill notes:
Rep. Kevin McCarthy reportedly told fellow GOP leaders during a meeting last year that he thought Donald Trump was being paid by Russian president Vladimir Putin, in audio obtained by The Washington Post.
From the Post report:
A month before Donald Trump clinched the Republican nomination, one of his closest allies in Congress — House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy — made a politically explosive assertion in a private conversation on Capitol Hill with his fellow GOP leaders: that Trump could be the beneficiary of payments from Russian President Vladimir Putin.
“There’s two people I think Putin pays: Rohrabacher and Trump,” McCarthy (R-Calif.) said, according to a recording of the June 15, 2016 exchange, which was listened to and verified by The Washington Post.
It appears the Republican health care bill will finally come to a floor vote in the house.
Speaking with reporters on Wednesday evening, House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy confirmed that a vote on health care is scheduled for Thursday:
House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy announces health care vote Thursday, saying, "We will pass this bill. I feel great about the count."
During an appearance on Fox News Sunday this morning, House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) said that further investigations of Hillary Clinton are not currently on the House’s agenda.
Host Chris Wallace pressed McCarthy on a number of Donald Trump’s campaign promises, asking whether or not he sees the President-elect delivering on them. This included a number of items such as term limits and building a border wall.
Wallace then shifted to promises from Congress to continue to investigate Clinton, playing a clip of Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) saying before the election that “Congress was still going to look into it.”
McCarthy said as the majority leader, he sets the agenda, and he’s going to be focused on jobs, repealing Obamacare and infrastructure.