Audio Shatters McCarthy's Denial Of Demand For Trump To Quit
House minority leader Kevin McCarthy got busted after new audio shows what he really said about the defeated president Donald Trump behind the scenes after a horde of his fanatics attacked Congress on Jan. 6, 2021, Ed Mazza reported for HuffPost.
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McCarthy on Thursday denied a New York Times report that said he told other lawmakers he would call on then-President Donald Trump to resign in the days after the attack instigated by the defeated president. But audio released shortly afterward by the Times shows otherwise.
“The only discussion I would have with him is that I think impeachment will pass, and it would be my recommendation you resign,” he said in a Jan. 10, 2021, phone call with GOP leaders. He added that he didn’t think Trump would take his advice, “but I don’t know.”
The Times report by Alexander Burns and Jonathan Martin was based on passages in their new book, “This Will Not Pass.” In a statement earlier in the day, McCarthy called the report “totally false and wrong,” and his spokesperson told the Times that “McCarthy never said he’d call Trump to say he should resign.”
After denying the factual report, McCarthy tried to make peace with the narcissistic Trump, mollified him, and assured the defeated Trump of his loyalty. He then claimed that Trump was not upset by the report that turned out to be true.
McCarthy failed to summon the courage to ask Trump to quit and now he is the biggest man who reaffirmed his fawning servility to the man who continues to deny that he lost the 2020 election disastrously, getting drubbed by President Joe Biden by more than 7-million votes and losing more than 60 court cases against election bodies and Democrats.