Matt Gaetz (R-FL) went after Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) for suggesting Donald Trump’s resignation, and the congressman simultaneously accused Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY) of secretly recording the House minority leader.
The commotion not only speaks to the GOP’s private frustrations with Trump, it also indicates McCarthy seriously considered having the former president politically exiled over the storming of the U.S. Capitol before he snuggled back up to him.
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While I was rallying in Wyoming against Liz Cheney…
Kevin McCarthy was defending Liz Cheney among House Republicans…
— Matt Gaetz (@mattgaetz) April 22, 2022
Rep Liz Cheney (R-WY) spokesman:
“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.”
— Scott MacFarlane (@MacFarlaneNews) April 22, 2022
Kevin McCarthy is in the “Gang of 8.” He has access to America’s most sensitive security secrets. Kevin McCarthy was just publicly proved to be a liar. What other recordings exist? He should lose his classified access. No one who lied in the private sector would get a clearance.
— Rep. Eric Swalwell (@RepSwalwell) April 22, 2022
CNN airs new audio of House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) saying privately that he “had it” with Trump in the wake of January 6th and “nobody should defend” him.
This comes on the the heels of another recording revealing McCarthy lied about his other comments. pic.twitter.com/mLxNohdzWl
— The Recount (@therecount) April 22, 2022