Tag Archives: Kevin McCarthy

BOOK: Trump Raged That Kevin McCarthy “Called And Pretended To Be My Best Friend, Then He Fucked Me”

CNN reports: The book also reveals that Trump is still angry with Republicans who blamed him for the insurrection, including House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy. “This guy called me every single day, pretended to be my best friend, and then, he fucked me. He’s not a good guy,” Trump said, according to the book. While McCarthy has walked back his …

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McCarthy Appeals To SCOTUS To Stop Proxy Voting

The Hill reports: House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) on Thursday moved to bring Republicans’ lawsuit against proxy voting during the COVID-19 pandemic before the Supreme Court, after a federal appeals court dismissed the case this summer. The petition before the nation’s highest court comes after dozens of House Republicans — who almost uniformly opposed the remote voting measure when …

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McCarthy: Trump Was Found Innocent Of Inciting Riot

The Hill reports: Leaders of the House select committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol slammed House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) for “baseless” comments he made about former President Trump’s involvement in the attack. During the interview, McCarthy suggested that the FBI and multiple senate agencies investigated Trump’s connection to the deadly riot and determined that …

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McCarthy Threatens Telecoms Over Riot Docs Request

The Hill reports: House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) said Tuesday that Republicans “will not forget” if telecommunications companies turn phone and email records over to the House committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol. “If these companies comply with the Democrat order to turn over private information, they are in violation of federal law and subject to …

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McCarthy: Budget Bills Will Pass “Over My Dead Body”

CNBC reports: House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy vowed Wednesday to do everything he can to stop Democrats in Congress from passing the multitrillion-dollar infrastructure and social spending plans backed by President Joe Biden. But now that House Democrats appeared to have resolved their differences and voted to advance those plans, it’s not clear what McCarthy can do. “It’ll be over …

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McCarthy Demands Probe Into Afghanistan Withdrawal

The Hill reports: House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) is calling for investigations into President Biden’s handling of the crisis in Afghanistan, where the democratic government was toppled over the weekend by Taliban forces following a pullout of U.S. troops from the war-torn nation. McCarthy told Punchbowl News late Sunday that Biden’s decision this year to remove thousands of U.S. …

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McCarthy Sells “MORON” Shirts To Protest Mask Rules

The Hill reports: House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) is fundraising by selling T-shirts emblazoned with the word “moron” to protest mask mandates while swiping at Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.). In late July, Pelosi referred to McCarthy as “such a moron” for opposing the return of a mask mandate in the House, which was put in place due a rise …

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Kinzinger Backs Potential Riot Subpoena For McCarthy

“I would support subpoenas to anybody that can shed light on that. If that’s the leader, that’s the leader. If it’s anybody that talked to the president they can provide us that information. “I want to know what the president was doing every moment of that day after he said, ‘I’m going to walk with you to the Capitol.’ “And …

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McCarthy “Jokes” About Hitting Pelosi With Gavel

The Insider reports: House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy joked about casual violence against House Speaker Nancy Pelosi during a glitzy fundraising dinner in Tennessee on Saturday night, according to several reporters who were at the event. During a speech to around 1,400 GOP donors, McCarthy reportedly spoke optimistically about the Republicans’ chances for retaking the majority in the House following …

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GOP Rep Assails McCarthy Over “Bullshit” Mask Rule

Politico reports: Rep. Chip Roy confronted House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy on Thursday about a new Capitol Police bulletin that suggests congressional staffers and visitors could be arrested if they fail to heed the chamber’s new mask mandate. “This is bulls—. We need to lead,” Roy, a member of the conservative House Freedom Caucus, told McCarthy during a brief meeting …

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AP Fact-Checks McCarthy’s Lies About Pelosi And Riot

The Associated Press reports: CLAIM: House Speaker Nancy Pelosi blocked the National Guard from coming to the Capitol during the Jan. 6 insurrection. AP’S ASSESSMENT: False. As Speaker of the House, Pelosi does not direct the National Guard. Further, as the Capitol came under attack, she and the Senate Majority leader called for military assistance, including the National Guard. The …

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McCarthy Blames Pelosi “Failure” For Capitol Riot

The Hill reports: House GOP leaders teed off on Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) Tuesday morning, accusing the Speaker of neglecting her duty to defend the Capitol on Jan. 6 and demanding answers about her role in the violent attack that injured more than 140 police officers. “On Jan. 6 these brave officers were put into a vulnerable, and impossible position …

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McCarthy Ridicules Cheney And Kinzinger As “Pelosi Republicans” For Their Appointment To Riot Committee

CBS News reports: House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy mocked Republican Representatives Liz Cheney and Adam Kinzinger Monday as “Pelosi Republicans” Monday over their appointment to the select committee investigating the January 6 Capitol assault. A small number of Republicans are pushing for Cheney and Kinzinger to be punished for agreeing to serve on the select committee. McCarthy made the comments …

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Cultist Reps Pressure McCarthy For Vote To Oust Pelosi

The Hill reports: A bloc of House conservatives on Friday pressed Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) to force a floor vote by next week to oust Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) for blocking two Republicans from serving on the special committee investigating the Jan. 6 insurrection. Such a vote on what’s known as a “motion to vacate the chair” would be …

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Cheney Unloads On “Despicable” McCarthy [VIDEO]

The Guardian reports: Republican congresswoman Liz Cheney did not hold back on her colleagues today, as she blasted House minority leader Kevin McCarthy and his decision to remove all the Republicans that he appointed to the House select committee tasked with investigating the 6 January attack on the US Capitol. She pointed out that one of the two Republican appointees …

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McCarthy Taps Jim Jordan For Riot Select Committee

Politico reports: House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy has homed in on five Republicans whom he’s looking to tap for the Democrat-led select committee investigating the Jan. 6 Capitol attack. McCarthy’s picks, all talked about as likely, are led by Rep. Jim Banks (R-Ind.), chair of the Republican Study Committee, as the ranking member of the panel. Banks, who oversees the …

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McCarthy To Meet With Trump Today At NJ Golf Club

ABC News reports: House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) will visit with former President Trump at Trump’s golf club in New Jersey on Thursday, Trump said in a statement. McCarthy will travel to Bedminster for his second in-person meeting with Trump since he left office in January. McCarthy previously met with Trump at the former president’s Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida. …

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Man Who Blocked Bipartisan Riot Commission Whines That Riot Commission Is “Least Bipartisan Ever” [Video]

Mediaite reports: House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy blasted Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s plan for a congressional commission to investigated the events leading up to, during, and after the January 6th attack on the U.S. Capitol, calling it the least bipartisan commission ever. This may come as a surprise, however, to anyone who recalls how McCarthy led a successful Republican effort to …

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Russian State Hackers Breached RNC Computer System

Bloomberg News reports: Russian government hackers breached the computer systems of the Republican National Committee last week, around the time a Russia-linked criminal group unleashed a massive ransomware attack, according to two people familiar with the matter. The government hackers were part of a group known as APT 29 or Cozy Bear, according to the people. That group has been …

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House Democrats Demand McCarthy Takes Action Against QAnon Rep: She Incites Violence Against Us

CNN reports: Nearly 40 House Democrats are demanding House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy take what they call “immediate action” to address the behavior of GOP Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene of Georgia, whose actions, they say in a Thursday letter obtained by CNN, “could lead to violence against members of Congress.” The group chose to take this step after Greene spoke …

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