Tag Archives: Kevin McCarthy

Memo Lays Out GOP Plan To Flip US House In 2022

Axios reports: House Republicans will reclaim their majority in 2022 by offering candidates who are women, minorities or veterans, a memo obtained by Axios says. The document, drafted by a super PAC blessed by House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, names top Democrats to target — Jared Golden of Maine, Matt Cartwright of Pennsylvania and Ron Kind of Wisconsin — and …

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McCarthy Bets His “Personal House” On GOP Winning House Majority In 2022: “Don’t Tell My Wife” [VIDEO]

The Insider reports: Rep. Kevin McCarthy on Saturday said he’d wager his own home on Republicans reclaiming a House majority in 2022. “We’re going to get the majority back. We’re five seats away,” he told a crowd at the Conservative Political Action Conference. “I would bet my house. My personal house. Don’t tell my wife, but I will bet it,” …

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MAGA World Turns On McCarthy Over Liz Cheney

MSNBC reports: After complaining that Liz Cheney is “going to keep talking that smack” about the former president, Peter Navarro added, in apparent reference to Kevin McCarthy, “Let’s never forget that guy, when he had her in his sights, he blinked. He’s responsible. He’s got to go. Kevin McCarthy has to go. He no longer has the confidence of the …

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GOP Leaders Clash Over Trump CPAC Keynote [VIDEO]

The Washington Post reports: Asked whether Trump should address CPAC, House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) told reporters at the Capitol, “Yes, he should.” By contrast, Rep. Liz Cheney (Wyo.), the No. 3 House Republican, said she believes that Trump should not play a role in the party’s direction but that the decision is up to the conference organizers. “That’s …

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Riot Probe Likely To Focus On Trump/McCarthy Call

The Hill reports: Wary of inflaming tensions within his own party, House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy (Calif.) is staying silent about his frantic Jan. 6 call to then-President Trump as rioters raided the Capitol. But he may not have that luxury forever. That heated phone call — which Democratic prosecutors made part of the official impeachment record — is almost …

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NEW: McCarthy And Trump Got Into Obscenity-Laced Shouting Match When Trump Wouldn’t Call Off Rioters

CNN reports: In an expletive-laced phone call with House Republican leader Kevin McCarthy while the Capitol was under attack, then-President Donald Trump said the rioters cared more about the election results than McCarthy did. “Well, Kevin, I guess these people are more upset about the election than you are,” Trump said, according to lawmakers who were briefed on the call …

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McCarthy Told Cheney To Apologize For Impeach Vote

Axios reports: Kevin McCarthy tried to get Liz Cheney to apologize for voting to impeach former President Trump before last week’s highly anticipated House GOP conference meeting — a request she refused, two people with direct knowledge told Axios. Cheney rolled the dice, refusing her leader’s ask and counting on her supporters to keep her as conference chair, the party’s …

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McCarthy Claims He Knows Nothing About “Q-On”

The Daily Beast reports: House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) claimed on Wednesday that he did not know what QAnon was, let alone how to pronounce it. But in an interview with Fox News last August he specifically said there is “no place for QAnon in the Republican Party” when discussing Marjorie Taylor Greene’s run for Congress. McCarthy answered a …

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McCarthy Denounces Dem Moves Against QAnon Rep

Via press release from Kevin McCarthy: Past comments from and endorsed by Marjorie Taylor Greene on school shootings, political violence, and anti-Semitic conspiracy theories do not represent the values or beliefs of the House Republican Conference. I condemn those comments unequivocally. I condemned them in the past. I continue to condemn them today. This House condemned QAnon last Congress and …

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McCarthy Likely To Ax Greene From House Committees

Politico reports: McCarthy tried to give Greene options, according to a person familiar with their talk: She could denounce QAnon and apologize publicly for espousing hurtful conspiracy theories and endorsing violence on Democrats. She could remove herself from the panel to spare her colleagues a vote on the matter. Or, she could face removal from her own GOP peers. It …

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House Dems Give McCarthy Ultimatum On QAnon Rep

Politico reports: Top House Democrats are moving to force Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene off multiple committees this week — with or without Kevin McCarthy’s help. House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer has delivered an ultimatum to McCarthy: Either Republicans move on their own to strip Greene (R-Ga.) of her committee assignments within 72 hours, or Democrats will bring the issue to …

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Brian Williams Brutally Shades Kevin McCarthy [VIDEO]

Mediaite reports: MSNBC’s Brian Williams cuttingly lampooned House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy by presenting what Williams said was footage of McCarthy’s meeting with ex-President Donald Trump at Trump’s West Palm Beach resort. McCarthy traveled to Mar-a-Lago Thursday for a meeting with Trump less than two weeks after announcing on the floor of the House that Trump “bears some responsibility” for …

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McCarthy: Trump Promised To Help With Midterms

Via press release from Kevin McCarthy: House Republicans and the Trump administration achieved historic results for all Americans. We were able to do this because we listened to and understood the concerns of our fellow citizens that had long been ignored. As a result, House Republicans defied the experts and the media by expanding our growing coalition across the country. …

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McCarthy Begs GOP House Reps To Stop Infighting

CNN reports: House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy privately made a blunt appeal to his colleagues in the aftermath of the divisive fight to impeach former President Donald Trump: Stop attacking each other and instead focus on Democrats. “Cut that crap out,” McCarthy told his members. McCarthy said he’s had personal discussions with individual members and warned that a continued GOP …

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McCarthy To Meet With Trump In Florida Tomorrow

The Hill reports: Former President Trump is expected to meet this week with House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) in Florida, a source familiar with the meeting confirmed to The Hill. The rendezvous, which was first reported by Punchbowl News, comes as McCarthy attempts to manage simmering tensions within the House GOP caucus in the wake of the Jan. 6 …

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McCarthy Reverses On Blaming Trump For Insurrection

The Los Angeles Times reports: House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy said Thursday that former President Trump’s words at a rally did not incite the violent mob that invaded the U.S. Capitol earlier this month, contradicting his previous comments that Trump bore responsibility for the insurrection that resulted in five deaths. “I don’t believe he provoked it if you listen to …

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Top Lawmakers To Attend Mass With Biden Tomorrow

CNN reports: Senate GOP Leader Mitch McConnell and Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer will attend a church service with President-elect Joe Biden tomorrow, at St. Matthews in Washington, DC, according to sources. Biden invited both McConnell and Schumer. CNN has previously reported that Biden and McConnell men have been in contact as Biden prepares to take office. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi …

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McCarthy To GOP Reps: Stop Claiming It Was Antifa

The Hill reports: House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) told members of his GOP conference on a call Monday that the riot at the Capitol was not caused by antifa, urging lawmakers not to further spread misinformation about the pro-Trump mob that stormed the House and Senate last week. “McCarthy told all members on the call that he has been …

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BREAKING: Nancy Pelosi Reelected US House Speaker

The Washington Post reports: Pelosi was reelected speaker Sunday in a House contest marked by the absences of several lawmakers who have contracted the coronavirus. The 80-year-old California Democrat, the only woman in history to serve as speaker, secured what might be her last two-year term in the top post. She will lead a razor-thin Democratic majority in the House, …

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Steve King Files Ethics Complaint Against McCarthy

The Des Moines Register reports: Rep. Steve King filed an ethics complaint against House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy on Wednesday, objecting to the manner in which he was stripped of all of his House committee assignments last year. In the 23-page complaint, filed with the House Ethics Committee, King argues he did not violate U.S. law, the chamber’s Code of …

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