“I asked [McCarthy] specifically for a commitment to denounce [those comments] publicly, and he said that he would address it at a personal level with some of those members,” Fanone told reporters after the meeting. “But again, I think that as a leader of the House Republican Party, it’s important to hear those denouncements publicly.”
Fanone said that, in his mind, McCarthy didn’t agree to any of his requests. When asked why Fanone said, “I need a drink” after his meeting. The officer explained, “This experience for me is not something that I enjoy doing. I don’t want to be up here on Capitol Hill. I want to be with my daughters.”
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Fanone said the Republican leader refused to publicly denounce GOP congress members who’ve made false claims about the January 6 Capitol riots. https://t.co/lv1RXpxMio
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