***The Iowa Standard is an independent media voice. We rely on the financial support of our readers to exist. Please consider a one-time sign of support or becoming a monthly supporter at $5, $10/month - whatever you think we're worth! If you’ve ever used the phrase “Fake News” — now YOU can actually DO something about it! You can also support us on PayPal at [email protected] or Venmo at Iowa-Standard-2018 or through the mail at: PO Box 112 Sioux Center, IA 51250

Congressman Kevin McCarthy has routinely denied media reports about comments he made regarding President Donald J. Trump in the aftermath of Jan. 6.

McCarthy initially called the reporting in an upcoming book by New York Times reporters Alex Burns and Jonathan Martin “totally false.”

Advertisement

A report of the book published in the Times attributed to this statement to McCarthy:

“What he did is unacceptable. Nobody can defend that and nobody should defend it.”

The report also said McCarthy told others he planned to tell Trump about the House impeachment vote that he believes it will pass and he would recommend Trump resign.

McCarthy said the reporting is “totally false and wrong.”

“It comes as no surprise that the corporate media is obsessed with doing everything it can to further a liberal agenda,” McCarthy reportedly said. “This promotional book tour is no different. If the reporters were interested in truth why would they ask for comment after the book was printed?”

However, audio has been released of McCarthy’s words:

McCarthy can be heard saying his gut says Trump will not resign.

“I’m seriously thinking of having that conversation with him tonight,” McCarthy said. “From what I know of him, I mean, you guys all know him too, do you think he’d ever back away?

“This is what I Think. Um, we know that it’ll pass the House, I think there’s a chance it’ll pass the Senate even when he’s gone. And I think there’s a lot of different ramifications from that.”

McCarthy made it clear in the call that he would recommend Trump resign.

In additional audio released, McCarthy suggests Trump bears some responsibility for Jan. 6.

“Well, let me be very clear to all of you and I’ve been very clear to the President, he bears responsibility for his words and actions — no ifs ands or buts,” McCarthy said. “I asked him personally today, does he hold responsibility for what happened? Does he feel bad about what happened? He told me he does have some responsibility for what happened. And he need to acknowledge that.”

Author: Jacob Hall

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

1 COMMENT

  1. I hope Iowans are waking up to the fact that most of the GOP politicians hate the smelly Walmart people and want to keep their chummy uniparty status quo.

    Including our entire congressional delegates in DC who promised to defend and maintain our rights and liberties. They all love railing on Biden’s policies, yet voted to accept certification on J6. It makes for excellent kabuki theater ao we’ll send money to them so they can “work harder” to fight for us, while we continue to spiral down.

    Voting repeatedly for these neverTrumper elites and expecting MAGA is the definition of insanity. And our children and grandkids will pay the price for our collective folly.

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here