The Hill reports:
House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) insisted Thursday that Republicans were not trying to reverse former President Trump’s election defeat in challenging the results of November’s presidential contest in a testy exchange with CNN’s Manu Raju.
McCarthy had endorsed a Texas lawsuit challenging the election results in four battleground states, and he voted to object to both the Arizona and Pennsylvania results. Yet when Raju pressed McCarthy whether he had sought to overturn Trump’s loss, the Republican leader rejected the idea out of hand.
“It takes 270. If you remove Arizona and Pennsylvania, President Biden is still president, he’s above 270,” he said. “So that premise is wrong.”
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— The Hill (@thehill) March 18, 2021