The Hill reports:
House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) said Friday that one of his members, Rep. Madison Cawthorn (N.C.), is “wrong” for saying that Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky is a “thug.”
“Madison is wrong. If there’s any thug in this world, it’s Putin,” McCarthy said at a Capitol press conference when asked about Cawthorn’s comments.
Yet McCarthy confirmed that he still supports Cawthorn’s reelection. “Yes,” he replied. Russian state TV has seized on Cawthorn’s comments, according to NBC News.
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— The Hill (@thehill) March 18, 2022
— Senator Thom Tillis (@SenThomTillis) March 17, 2022
Reporter: Madison Cawthorn called Zelenskyy a thug.. Have you spoken to him and do you support his re-election?
McCarthy: Madison is wrong…
Reporter: Do you support his re-election?
McCarthy: Yes pic.twitter.com/EfQlPokVmL
— Acyn (@Acyn) March 18, 2022