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    House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy is pressing former President Donald Trump to hold off on announcing a 2024 presidential campaign, amid some GOP concerns such a move could nationalize the off-year elections.  McCarthy hopes to become House speaker next year if Republicans take the majority, in an election where historical trends heavily favor the GOP that has featured a series of Democratic retirements. 'My point to him has always (been), 'Let's go win '22,' McCarthy said on Tuesday, when Trump made his first appearance in Washington since he left office after skipping President Joe Biden's inauguration.  Republican leaders want the November elections to be about President Joe Biden and inflation – not about Trump and his continued claims of election fraud. Former President Donald Trump continues to hint about a 2024 run for the White House. House minority leader Kevin McCarthy said he wants him to hold off 'Wait and see what happens here. Focus on winning '22. And if we win in '22, and a lot of our policies and what we're what we're running on, (that) would be the...
    Donald Trump issued a series of endorsements from his Save America PAC email on Sunday, including of GOP House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy. The endorsement of McCarthy in his reelection to his district in California comes just two days before the primary election in the deep blue state. During the last election in 2020, McCarthy beat his Democratic challenger by 24.2 percent. 'Congressman Kevin McCarthy is an outstanding Representative for the people of California, and a strong and fearless Leader of the House Republican Conference,' the former president wrote. Trump's backing of McCarthy also comes just before the Democratic select committee plans to start prime time hearings related to the January 6 Capitol riot, for which the House impeached the ex-president last year. McCarthy said last month that he would not be complying with the panel's subpoena, calling the move part of the left's 'abusive tactics'. While reports emerged earlier this year of recordings suggesting that McCarthy thought Trump held responsibility for the Capitol riot, the Minority Leader insists that he was only going through options within the caucus. McCarthy...
    McCarthy has long made it known he did not plan to comply with the committee GOP Leader Rep. Kevin McCarthy announced through his lawyer that he will not be complying with a subpoena from the Jan. 6 committee, citing 'procedural deficiencies.'  Attorney Elliot Berke wrote in a letter Friday that the committee had failed to establish its legitimate legislative purpose and that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi had failed to seat McCarthy's picks on the committee.  Pelosi rejected some of the minority leader's picks, citing their 2020 election fraud claims or, in the case of Rep. Jim Jordan, his proximity to the investigation. McCarthy pulled all of his nominees in protest, and Pelosi later appointed GOP Reps. Liz Cheney, Wyo., and Adam Kinzinger, Ill.  'The words and actions of the Select Committee and its members have made it clear that it is not exercising a valid or lawful use of Congress' subpoena power,' Berke wrote in a letter to chairman Rep. Bennie Thompson, D-Miss.  'Its only objective appears to be to attempt to score political points or damage its political...
    The former president had two vastly different reactions to the GOP leaders' anger at him following the January 6 Capitol riot  Donald Trump said House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy had an 'inferiority complex' and that he didn't take the lawmaker's anger following the January 6 Capitol riot seriously, according to a new book excerpt released on Thursday. The criticism from McCarthy's fellow Republican leader Mitch McConnell, however, did not sit as easily with the former president.   Trump thinks he would still be in the White House had it not been for the Senate Minority Leader, he told New York Times journalists Jonathan Martin and Alex Burns for their book 'This Will Not Pass: Trump, Biden, and the Battle for America's Future.' The former president called the Kentucky legislator 'bad news' months after the January 6 Capitol riot, in the spring of 2021, in an excerpt obtained by Punchbowl News.  'Had Mitch stuck with many members of the party who knew the election was rigged, I think we wouldn’t be at Mar-a-Lago,' the ex-leader said. 'We would be at the White House...
    Progressive Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) tore into House GOP Leader Kevin McCarthy on Sunday, branding the lawmaker a 'liar and a traitor' after explosive leaked audio revealed he wanted Donald Trump to resign after the Capitol riot.  McCarthy has been under fire from both sides of the aisle since a recently-revealed private phone call days after the January 6th insurrection showed the true depth of his fury at the ex-president -- only for him to fly to Florida for an audience with Trump in a show of support just days later. 'Kevin McCarthy is a liar and a traitor. This is outrageous,' Warren said on CNN's State of the Union. 'And that is really the illness that pervades the Republican leadership right now. Because they say one thing to the American public, and they say something else in private.' She accused McCarthy of focusing more on Trump's baseless claims the 2020 election was rigged rather than moving the country 'forward.' 'They understand it is wrong what happened -- an attempt to overthrow our government,' Warren said. 'And that the Republicans...
    Republican Rep. Liz Cheney is denying she leaked a tape of a conversation with House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy in which he says he'll push former President Donald Trump to resign from office after the January 6 Capitol attack.   'The select committee has asked Kevin McCarthy to speak with us about these events but he has so far declined. Representative Cheney did not record or leak the tape and does not know how the reporters got it,' Cheney's spokesperson said, according to CNN.  After denying he made such comments, audio of a conversation between Cheney, then the No. 3 House Republican, and McCarthy was posted Thursday night by  The New York Times and aired on Rachel Maddow's MSNBC show.  In the recording of a January 10 House Republican Leadership call, McCarthy is heard discussing the Democratic effort to remove Trump from office and saying he would tell Trump, 'I think it will pass and it would be my recommendation he should resign.' Earlier Thursday, McCarthy tore into the Times' report, which is based on an upcoming book from two of the...
    House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy again complained about the House of Representatives' use of proxy voting in a Thursday morning tweet.  'If Ukraine's Parliament can meet in person in the midst of a Russian invasion, why can't Washington Democrats show up for work in Congress?' McCarthy mused.  The California Republican was likely responding to video footage of Ukraine's parliament meeting Thursday morning amid Russian President Vladimir Putin's assault on the country.  House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy again complained about the House of Representatives' use of proxy voting in a Thursday morning tweet 'If Ukraine's Parliament can meet in person in the midst of a Russian invasion, why can't Washington Democrats show up for work in Congress?' McCarthy mused Ukraine parliament member Lesia Vasylenko tweeted video footage of the legislative body meeting in person Thursday, as Russian President Vladimir Putin's siege continued '#Ukraine Parliament sits in person today to vote essential defence and security laws. A quick and tense session.We sing the national anthem in unity as we begin our session in the most targeted building in all of Ukraine. #LoveUkraine,'...
    Kevin McCarthy on Thursday endorsed Harriet Hageman in her bid to unseat Republican traitor Liz Cheney in her at-large Wyoming district, the minority leader's campaign confirmed to DailyMail.com. 'The most successful Representatives in Congress focus on the needs of their constituents, and throughout her career, Harriet has championed America's natural resources and helped the people of Wyoming reject burdensome and onerous government overreach,' McCarthy said in a statement on the endorsement . 'I look forward to welcoming Harriet to a Republican majority next Congress, where together, we will hold the Biden Administration accountable and deliver much-needed solutions for the American people,' he added. Hageman grew up on her family's ranch outside of Fort Laramie, Wyoming. Cheney is one of the two Republicans on the House select committee investigating the January 6, 2021 Capitol attack. Her position on the panel has raised calls for her to be booted from the Republican Party – especially from those in her deeply red state who agree with Donald Trump's claims the election was riddled with fraud and foul play. In the 2016 election, Wyoming...
    GOP leader Kevin McCarthy vowed to investigate a finding from Special Counsel Robert Durham that Hillary Clinton was linked to the origin of the Russia collusion probe if Republicans take back the House in November.   Hillary Clinton refused to answer questions about allegations that her allies spied on the Trump campaign as the controversy continued to engulf her Tuesday.  'Special Counsel John Durham's continued investigation into the Russia hoax is essential to getting to the truth and protecting our democracy, and because he has already uncovered several troubling findings, it's clear that Congress must exercise its oversight responsibilities as well,' McCarthy said in a statement to Fox News on Tuesday.  He said that if Republicans win the majority in November, they will look into whether 'federal funds were used, whether federal office-holders abused their power, and investigate other disturbing elements of this spying scheme to ensure nothing like it ever happens again.'  Between a historical trend where the party in the White House suffers losses in the midterms and President Biden's low poll numbers, Republicans' chances to take back the House...
    House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy is demanding President Joe Biden's White House answer how a UK national with a criminal history was allowed to fly to the United States where he held four people hostage at a synagogue in Texas over the weekend. In addition to condemning the attack, he and other national Republican figures like Florida Governor Ron DeSantis have been grilling the administration over its handling of the incident. Many accused the president of directing more federal law enforcement resources toward American parents protesting Critical Race Theory and mask mandates in public schools.  There is growing outrage and demand for answers as to how the British terrorist gunman who took four hostages at a  synagogue in Colleyville on Saturday was even able to enter the US on a tourist visa when he was known to intelligence agencies in the UK.  The FBI has declined to comment on the matter.  Malik Faisal Akram, 44, flew to New York City from the UK on January 22, despite being known to MI5 and having a criminal record.   'Over the past 48 hours, President...
    Lawmakers investigating the Jan. 6 assault on the Capitol asked Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy on Wednesday to voluntarily answer questions about former President Donald Trump's actions on the day of the violence. In its request, the House select committee said McCarthy had previously described a 'very heated conversation' with the president as the bloody events unfolded. And it pointed to media reports that he also told other Republicans that Trump had admitted ‘some degree of responsibility’ for the attack. The request seeks information about his conversations with the president 'before, during and after' the riot as lawmakers try to understand Trump's motivations.  The panel has already interviewed about 300 people and issued subpoenas to more than 40 as it seeks to create a comprehensive record of the Jan. 6 attack.  'You have acknowledged speaking directly with the former President while the violence was underway on January 6th,' wrote its chairman Bennie Thompson to McCarthy.  The House Jan 6 committee has asked GOP leader Kevin McCarthy for his cooperation, citing his 'very heated conversation' with President Trump as the violence unfolded...
    We have a special offering on today’s Breitbart News Daily Podcast: a long-form interview with House Minority Leader Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) who recently sat down with Breitbart’s Washington Bureau Chief and host of Breitbart News Saturday Matthew Boyle. This is part of Breitbart News’s “On the Hill” video series, and you can hear the full audio on today’s podcast. Topics of discussion include China, investigating the Biden administration, a potential amnesty, the possibility of stripping radical Democrats from their committees, and much more. Enjoy! The Breitbart News Daily Podcast runs Monday through Friday as a “Director’s Cut” of the SXM Patriot radio show. Hosted by Breitbart Editor-in-Chief Alex Marlow, you’ll hear Alex’s take on the big political stories, interviews with various newsmakers, and the Patriot “Caller of the Day.” SUBSCRIBE for free by clicking your preferred podcast platform below.
    Rep. Bennie Thompson of Mississippi, chair of the Democrat-led committee investigating the Capitol riot, revealed on Wednesday that he's looking to hear from House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy. The southern Democrat told ABC he hopes the Republican leader will sit down with investigators as the panel's rapidly narrowing probe hones in on sitting members of Congress. 'If he has information he wants to share with us, and is willing to voluntarily come in, I'm not taking the invitation off the table,' Thompson said in a phone interview. 'If Leader McCarthy has nothing to hide, he can voluntarily come before the committee.' Thompson added that an interim report on the committee's findings can be expected as early as summer of 2022. The panel is due to issue a final report later that fall. He vowed, 'Part of what we will show is what went on to stoke the flames that ultimately led to January 6.'  'What we will do in our hearings is put the pieces of the puzzle together, so the average man and woman on the street will understand...
    There are now 23 Democrats who won't seek reelection in the 2022 midterms as Representative Albio Sires from New Jersey plans to retire and party leadership desperately grips their slim majority in the House. 'When he retires at the end of his term, our Caucus and the Congress will truly miss his tireless voice For The People,' House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said in a statement Tuesday. Sires, the Washington Post notes, is planning to officially announce his retirement after his eighth term in early 2022 and will endorse as his replacement Robert Menendez, Jr., the son of New Jersey Senator Robert Menendez. The news comes after Representative Lucille Roybal-Allard became the 22nd House Democrat to announce she won't run for reelection in next year's midterms. 'Serving my constituents in Congress has been the single most distinguished honor of my life,' she wrote on Twitter Monday. 'Over my many years of public service, I have always strived to do that which is best to help improve my community and my country.' 'After thirty years in the House of Representatives, the time...
    Ilhan Omar said Sunday that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has assured her of impending 'decisive action' against Republican Congresswoman Lauren Boebert and she called Kevin McCarthy a 'coward' for not condemning his caucus member's comments. 'McCarthy's a liar and a coward,' Omar said of the Republican House minority leader. 'He doesn't have the ability to condemn the kind of bigoted, Islamaphobia and anti-Muslim rhetoric that are being trafficked by a member of his conference.' 'Why doesn't he have the ability to do that?' CNN State of the Union host Jake Tapper asked the progressive representative. 'Because this is who they are,' she responded. 'And we have to be able to stand up to them, and we have to push them to reckon with the fact that their party, right now, is normalizing anti-Muslim bigotry.' On Tuesday, CNN shared a video unearthed from a Staten Island, New York Conservative Party dinner in September where Boebert made a suicide bomb joke aimed at Omar, who is a hijab-wearing Muslim. McCarthy not only defended Boebert's comments, claiming she had already apologized, but he...
    House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy acknowledged Thursday that he supports same-sex marriage, after GOP Rep. Liz Cheney admitted she had been wrong on the issue.  'Look, same-sex marriage is the law of the land,' McCarthy said when asked if he, like Cheney, had a change of heart. 'It's the law of the land. I support the law of the land. I don't see how that's different, I don't see how that's news.'     Coming from liberal California, McCarthy previously backed the federal ban on same-sex marriage, the Defense of Marriage Act, because it had been the 'law' and generally opting not to say if he was personally supportive or against gay people getting married.  House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy acknowledged Thursday that he supports same-sex marriage, saying he supports gay unions because it's the 'law of the land'  In 2011, McCarthy was among a group of Republican lawmakers who wanted to join a lawsuit to force the Obama administration to defend DOMA, the Clinton-era federal law that defined marriage between a man and a woman.  'The Defense of Marriage Act was...
    House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy drew blowback from a Capitol cop attorney for sending Capitol Police lunch on Tuesday as a token of appreciation after opposing the House committee to investigate Jan. 6. 'Thank you for all you do!' the California Republican wrote in a note along with bags of Chik-fil-A he sent to police.  ⁦ '@GOPleader⁩ has sent bags of fried chicken to ⁦@CapitolPolice⁩ — am sure it’s delicious, but would prefer support for democracy and the rule of law if you’re not tapped out #rememberJanuary6 #protectdemocracy,' attorney David Laufman, who represents twoCapitol Police officers before the committee investigating the Capitol riot, wrote on Twitter. 'Tons of USCP officers texting me this in disbelief. @GOPLeader McCarthy dishonors the police but sends them…chicken. Fitting,' Rep. Eric Swalwell, D-Calif., added.  Politico reported that most officers ate the chicken, but some chose not to and expressed disappointment that the majority leader would support them privately with free lunch but not publicly with legislation.   'Thank you for all you do!' California Republican REp. Kevin McCarthy wrote along with bags of Chik-fil-A he sent...
    House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy warned telecommunications companies on Tuesday not to turn over records to the House committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol as the Republican Party would come for them once they were back in power. His blistering statement came after the select committee wrote to 35 companies asking them to preserve records of people suspected of being involved.  He said complying would, 'Put every American with a phone or computer in the crosshairs of a surveillance state run by Democratic politicians.' The requests seek phone records, email and other data. Although the letters do not reveal targets, committee chairman Rep Bernie Thompson has previously suggested that he wanted records of members of Congress. CNN obtained details of names on the list, which included: Republican Reps. Lauren Boebert of Colorado, Marjorie Taylor Greene of Georgia, Jim Jordan of Ohio, Andy Biggs of Arizona, Paul Gosar also of Arizona, Mo Brooks of Alabama, Madison Cawthorn of North Carolina, Matt Gaetz of Florida, Louie Gohmert of Texas, Jody Hice of Georgia and Scott Perry of Pennsylvania.  ...
    House Minority Leader Rep. Kevin McCarthy is urging House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to call lawmakers in Congress's lower house back into session before President Joe Biden's August 31 deadline for a full withdrawal from Afghanistan. He made the statement Thursday after two suicide attacks in Kabul, likely performed by an Afghan ISIS affiliate, reportedly killed 60 people including 11 US Marines and a Navy medic.  A third was reported but is unconfirmed.  McCarthy is demanding the House pass a bill to get every American out of Afghanistan after Biden's decision to stick to the August 31 date drew outrage and despair from lawmakers, activists and international allies. In his statement on Twitter McCarthy writes, 'Horrific. Our enemies have taken advantage of the chaotic nature of Biden's withdrawal,' seemingly referencing the deadly blasts. 'Speaker Pelosi must bring Congress back before Aug 31 so we can be briefed thoroughly by the Administration and prohibit the withdrawal of our troops until every American is safely out.' GOP Leader Kevin McCarthy took to Twitter demanding Speaker Nancy Pelosi call the House back...
    Republican lawmakers are tearing into President Joe Biden over his handling of the Afghanistan crisis, and House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy blasted the president for hiding as the Taliban take over Afghanistan and US allies scramble to escape.  'Other countries are questioning whether we have the resolve to honor our word because of the bungled withdrawal. President Biden magnified this damage over the past week by hiding at Camp David. Delivering incoherent speeches,' McCarthy said. The Taliban said that the Aug. 31 deadline was a 'red line' and promised consequences' if US troops stayed longer in Afghanistan. President Biden, despite pressure at home and abroad, heeded the Taliban's demands and said US troops would vacate the nation within one week. 'We should laugh at them when they say, 'Oh well that's a red line for us [and] you need to be out by August 31.' No,' an incredulous Rep. Dan Crenshaw, R-Texas, told Politico. 'And if you get in our way when we are extracting Americans, we will kill you. That is the only message that Biden should be delivering to...
    Democrat House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has selected Republican Liz Cheney to serve on the select committee that will investigate the Capitol riot Democrat House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has selected Republican Liz Cheney to serve on the select committee that will investigate the Capitol riot. 'We're very honored and proud that she has agreed to serve on the committee,' Pelosi said at her news conference Thursday when announcing news Cheney would join the panel. Cheney voted to impeach Trump at his second trial when he was accused of insurrection over January 6. Earlier this year she was voted out as the GOP Conference Chair and replaced with Elise Stefanik.   The appointment came after a report emerged Thursday morning that Republican Leader Kevin McCArthy threatened his party that if anyone accepted Pelosi’s appointment, he will no longer assign them to any other committees. Cheney is the only Republican Pelosi chose for the committee. The other panel members include Democratic Representatives Adam Schiff, Zoe Lofgren, Pete Aguilar, Chris Murphy, Jamie Raskin and Elaine Luria. McCarthy’s threat to his party came during a...
    A Washington D.C. police officer who was injured in the Capitol riot confronted House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy in a meeting and demanded he denounce remarks from his fellow Republicans downplaying the violence in the siege. Michael Fanone, an officer with the Metropolitan Police Department, met with McCarthy on Friday after he had said for weeks he had wanted to talk with the House's top Republican. Fanone told CBS News this week that he was forced to the ground and suffered a mild heart attack and a brain injury in the attack, which was caught on his body camera. 'All holy hell broke loose. The next thing you know, we were just in a hand-to-hand just battle,' Fanone said. 'I was tortured. I was beaten. I was, you know, struck with a taser numerous times at the base of my skull. And I posed no threat.'  McCarthy, who has opposed the formation of a bipartisan commission to investigate the attack, has remained loyal to former President Donald Trump whose supporters violently interrupted the certification of Joe Biden's election victory on January...
    House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy said of Friday's anniversary of the Tiananmen Square massacre that the Chinese have given a similar treatment to COVID-19. 'As the [Chinese Communist Party] seeks to erase any memory of what happened in Tiananmen Square, it continues to do the same on its responsibility for COVID-19,' McCarthy said. 'Americans deserve to know the truth.'   The California Republican said while his party has tried to get answers 'Democrats have been mired by ambivalence to holding the Chinese Communist Party accountable for this global health pandemic.'   House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy said Friday that China was treating the COVID-19 pandemic like they did Tiananmen Square  A Chinese protestor blocks a line of tanks during the Tiananmen Square protests on June 5, 1989 'Last year showed exactly what kind of actor the Chinese Communist Party truly is,' he went on.  'It responded to the outbreak by silencing doctors and imprisoning its citizens. It selfishly hoarded medical supplies and lied to the world, creating a global catastrophe. And from the beginning, it has tried to use the virus as a smokescreen to cover...
    Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, R-Ga., is seen on the House steps during the vote on the $1.9 trillion covid-19 relief package, the American Rescue Plan Act, on Wednesday, March 10, 2021.Tom Williams | CQ-Roll Call, Inc. | Getty Images House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy on Tuesday condemned a member of his own party, Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, for comparing a company's Covid vaccination rules with the treatment of Jewish people in Nazi Germany. "Marjorie is wrong, and her intentional decision to compare the horrors of the Holocaust with wearing masks is appalling," McCarthy said in a statement. "The Holocaust is the greatest atrocity committed in history. The fact that this needs to be stated today is deeply troubling," he said. CNBC has reached out to Taylor Greene's spokesman for a response. Greene on Tuesday morning tweeted, "Vaccinated employees get a vaccination logo just like the Nazi's forced Jewish people to wear a gold star." She was responding to a report from a local Tennessee outlet on a decision by supermarket chain Food City to have fully vaccinated employees display a...
    Kevin McCarthy said Wednesday he believes claims that Joe Biden isn't the legitimate president are 'over with' just after the GOP leader facilitated the vote to oust Liz Cheney from her leadership role for not backing claims of voter fraud. 'I don't think anybody is questioning the legitimacy of the presidential election, I think that is all over with,' McCarthy told reporters outside the White House following the first Big Four meeting with Biden. 'We are sitting with the president today,' he continued. 'From that point of view I don't think that's a problem.' The comments come across as confusing considering the vote to remove Cheney from leadership was mostly weighing on the fact she did not fall in line with former President Donald Trump's claims Biden's win was illegitimate. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell and House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy joined Biden to 'discuss policy areas of mutual agreement,' according to the White House preview of the meeting. McCarthy arrived at the White House immediately after dethroning Liz Cheney from...
    Being Kevin McCarthy can’t be easy or very much fun these days. He’s in the throes of a bruising congressional leadership fight. He’s being attacked — on Fox News! — for a cush Washington living arrangement. He’s been scolded by his political mentor for his bended-knee devotion to Donald Trump. And yet the Republican congressman from Bakersfield is precisely where he’s strived to be these past many years, just steps away from replacing Nancy Pelosi as speaker of the House. The GOP needs to gain only a handful of seats to win control in November 2022 and that outcome seems far more likely than not. What’s striking is the pliability McCarthy has displayed to get where he is, thoroughly transforming his political personality and swiveling 180 degrees from positions he held just a few months ago. All in the service of a dangerous lie, that the 2020 election was stolen, and to pander to the Trump-worshipping cult that comprises the base of today’s Republican Party. Why get hung up on principle when power is so near at hand? In Sacramento,...
    House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy criticized Democrats for not censuring Rep. Maxine Waters, saying Wednesday that the decision hurts 'George Floyd's family, as she put the verdict of the Derek Chauvin case 'in jeopardy.'  McCarthy spoke with Christian Broadcasting Network's David Brody on Real America's Voice and talked about how House Democrats voted to table, essentially killing, the top Republican's censure resolution in a straight party-line vote - 216-210 - Tuesday afternoon.  'Well you know the Democrats had an ability to condemn those types of actions,' McCarthy said. 'But instead they condoned it. It hurt the House of Representatives. It hurts, I believe, George Floyd's family.'  GOP House leader Kevin McCarthy said Democrats 'hurt George Floyd's family' by failing to censure Maxine Waters in a vote Tuesday for her comments that put the Derek Chauvin verdict 'in jeopardy' Rep. Maxine Waters was hammered by Republicans for saying on Saturday that Black Lives Matter activists should 'get more confrontational' if officer Derek Chauvin was found not guilty in the killing of Minneapolis black man George Floyd last May  The California...
    Kevin McCarthy has moved to censure California Representative Maxine Waters after she told Black Lives Matters protesters to 'get more confrontational' in Minneapolis on Saturday night.  'This weekend in Minnesota, Maxine Waters broke the law by violating curfew and then incited violence', McCarthy said in a tweet Monday night.  'Speaker Pelosi is ignoring Waters’ behavior—that’s why I am introducing a resolution to censure Rep. Waters for these dangerous comments.' McCarthy's move came as the judge in the Derek Chauvin trial said Water's comments could have given the defense grounds for an appeal. Speaking after the jury was sent out on Monday afternoon, Chauvin's attorney Eric Nelson once again made a bid to have the case against his client thrown out on grounds that there was no way the jury could be untainted by the excessive publicity surrounding the case. 'Now that we have US representatives threatening acts of violence in relation to this trial it’s frankly mind-blowing,' Nelson said. Taking it into consideration Judge Peter Cahill said: 'I grant you Congresswoman Waters may have handed you grounds for appeal and...
    DONALD Trump Jr has said he is "excited to help the GOP take back the House in 2022" with its leader Kevin McCarthy. It comes after the House Republican chief met with former president Donald Trump at his Mar-a-Lago estate in Florida to launch a plan to regain control. 2Donald Trump Jr says he is 'excited GOP take back the House in 2022'Credit: AP:Associated Press 2Former president Donald Trump and House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy met yesterdayCredit: Twitter Trump's son, also called Donald, has today hailed California rep McCarthy, saying he is "excited to work closely" with him. He tweeted: "I've seen firsthand since 2016 that @GOPLeader has been the strongest House GOP leader of my lifetime. "He's always fought for my father & our movement. "Proud to call Kevin a friend & I'm excited to work closely with him to take back the House in 2022." Donald Trump Jr's gushing message came a day after the rendezvous between Trump and House Minority Leader McCarthy, which was followed by a handout statement and beaming photo of the pair being issued. The...
    House GOP leader Kevin McCarthy met with Donald Trump at Mar-a-Lago Thursday, but as far as Lou Dobbs is concerned that gesture of reconciliation wasn’t good enough. After McCarthy went after Trump earlier this month and said he “bears responsibility” for the violent rioting at the Capitol — comments he appeared to subsequently hedge on — Dobbs said it was a pretty clear indicator of betrayal from the top Republican in the House of Representatives. Dobbs said Thursday after McCarthy’s meeting with Trump that “the GOP lost in 2020 because it refused to acknowledge and to support Donald Trump as the leader of the party and president of the United States, the most successful one-term president in history.” Dobbs reminded viewers of both McCarthy and Mitch McConnell saying Trump shares blame for the violence, saying, “Shame on those two RINOs.” He slammed McCarthy’s attempted walk-back and said, “The damage has been done. The scars will be lasting.” Dobbs said McCarthy’s “not qualified” to be the House GOP leader any longer, and predicted he’s “not long for it,” and even suggested he...
    President Donald Trump is still ranting that he won the election less than 48 hours before he leaves office, according to reporting from The New York Times.  He also called House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy a 'p***y' because McCarthy didn't keep the Republican caucus together.  Ten House Republicans voted with Democrats to impeach Trump for a second time last week.  President Donald Trump is still ranting that he won the 2020 presidential election, with under 48 hours to go of his term. He also called one of his top allies on Capitol Hill, House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, a 'p***y because 10 of McCarthy's members voted for impeachment Trump didn't like House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy's floor speech Wednesday, which directed some of the blame for the Capitol riot on the president. Still, McCarthy objected to impeachment, but Trump doesn't seem to care   A moving truck was spotted outside of President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago resort on Monday, as the president is reportedly still boasting to allies that he won the 2020 presidential election  The Times' Maggie Haberman...
    House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthyKevin Owen McCarthyConservatives seize on New York Post story to push Section 230 reform Sunday shows preview: Coronavirus cases surge in the Midwest; Trump hits campaign trail after COVID-19 OVERNIGHT ENERGY: EPA may violate courts with new rule extending life of unlined coal ash ponds | Trump reverses course, approving assistance for California wildfires | Climate change, national security among topics for final Trump-Biden debate MORE (R-Calif.) expressed confidence that he would retain his leadership position even if Democrats expand their House majority in November. “I think I’m a pretty good vote counter. I would think I already have the votes,” McCarthy told Politico. “I think, having been through everything I’ve been through and knowing these races, I’m stronger today than at any other time I’ve had leadership races.” McCarthy has been a close ally of President TrumpDonald John TrumpNearly 300 former national security officials sign Biden endorsement letter DC correspondent on the death of Michael Reinoehl: 'The folks I know in law enforcement are extremely angry about it' Late night hosts targeted Trump over Biden...
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