Kevin McCarthy Rips 'Totally False' Claims He Wanted to Push Trump to Resign After 6 January
© AP Photo / J. Scott ApplewhiteHouse Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., joined at right by Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, holds a news conference before the start of a hearing by a select committee appointed by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on the Jan. 6 insurrection, at the Capitol in Washington, on July 27, 2021. McCarthy had added Rep. Jordan to the panel but Pelosi rejected him and Rep. Jim Banks, prompting McCarthy to pull all of his picks
© AP Photo / J. Scott Applewhite
The upcoming book "This Will Not Pass", written by the New York Times journalists, claims that two top Congressional Republicans, McCarthy and Senate GOP Leader Mitch McConnell wanted Trump to resign after the crowd of his supporters breached the Capitol on 6 January 2021.
House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy has dismissed the claims made by two New York Times journalists in their upcoming book "This Will Not Pass" that he'd allegedly "had it" with then-US President Donald Trump and wanted him to resign following the 6 January 2021 events. The GOP House leader called the claim "totally false and wrong" in his Twitter account.
"It comes as no surprise that the corporate media is obsessed with doing everything it can to further a liberal agenda […] If the reporters were interested in the truth why would they ask for comment after the book was printed?" McCarthy wondered.
McCarthy stressed he had never spoken to the authors of the book, Jonathan Martin and Alexander Burns, that is slated to hit the shelves on 3 May.
The GOP House leader went on to say that he valued Trump as the president, especially after the first year with Joe Biden in power. He alleged that the American voters will also say they've had enough of the Democrats and their policies in the upcoming midterm election and no amount of biased media and books can change that.
"The past year and a half have proven that our country was better off when President Trump was in the White House and rather than address the real issues facing Americans, the corporate media is more concerned with profiting from manufactured political intrigue from politically-motivated sources", McCarthy said.
The New York Times journalists' book claims that McCarthy and fellow Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell both thought that Trump was responsible for protesters storming the Capitol on 6 January and alleged that the two legislators expressed an interest in pushing him to resign. McConnell purportedly hoped that the Trump impeachment initiated by the Democrats would do the job for them, but in reality he supported the effort to acquit him.
The book's claims were denied not just by McCarthy, but also by his spokesman Mark Bednar earlier, who said that the congressman had never said he had wanted Trump to resign.
10 April 2022, 21:39 GMT
A group of pro-Trump protesters rushed into the US Congress building on 6 January demanding the legislative body to postpone the certification of the 2020 presidential election until Trump finalises his lawsuits to challenge its results. Then-POTUS never manager to prove his claims in courts that a voter fraud had taken place that year, but continues the effort to unearth evidence of it.
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