On Friday The New York Times investigative reporters Jonathan Martin and Alex Burns released passages from their latest book “This Will Not Pass: Trump, Brandon, and the Battle for America’s Future.”
In the book the two claimed that GOP House Leader Kevin McCarthy told Liz Cheney on a January 10, 2021 call that he would counsel Trump to resign before the end of his term.
When the claims within the book broke early in the news, McCarthy’s spokesman Mark Bednar refuted them saying, “McCarthy never said he’d call Trump to say he should resign.”
McCarthy himself called the claims about his conversations “totally false” when The New York Times reported on them earlier in the day.
Kevin McCarthy released a statement on Twitter following the NY Times report. He insisted the claims were false.
Then this happened…
Rachel Maddow leaked the private phone call on her show on Thursday night of House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy with Trump-hating lunatic Liz Cheney on January 10, 2021.
During the call, McCarthy told Liz Cheney that he would counsel President Trump Trump to resign. This is exactly what the book reported. Liz Cheney released the call to the authors. And now Kevin McCarthy was caught in a lie.
From the call:
Kevin McCarthy: “I think [impeachment resolutions] will pass, and it would be my recommendation you (President Trump) should resign… What he did is unacceptable. Nobody can defend that and nobody should defend it.”
McCarthy also indicated that he believed Twitter and Facebook should delete the accounts of lawmakers who were supporting Trump’s claim of a rigged election. “We can’t put up with that,” he said. “Can’t they take their Twitter accounts away, too?”
So McCarthy told his colleagues he was going to ask President Trump to step down. He talked about how Twitter should regulate conservative voices. And now he is caught lying about the entire conversation that was recorded and released by Liz Cheney loyalists.
Keven McCarthy can never be trusted. He needs to step down from leadership immediately. It’s time for some principled Republican leadership to take on the Marxist horde overthrowing the country.