In the wake of the Capitol attack last year, Mitch McConnell and Kevin McCarthy promised to get Donald Trump out of politics, believing he was to blame for inciting the riots on January 6.
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In excerpts from an upcoming book quoted in a New York Times report Thursday, House Minority Leader McCarthy told Republican leaders, ‘I’ve had it with this guy,’
As reported by the book, backstabbing McCarthy expressed interest in pushing Trump to step down, but McCarthy’s spokesman Mark Bednar denied this, saying to the Times: ‘McCarthy never said he’d call Trump to say he should resign.’
Senate Republican leader McConnell focused on the Democrat-led impeachment of the then-president, the book says.
‘The Democrats are going to take care of the son of a b***h for us,’ two-faced McConnell told longtime advisers during a lunch in Kentucky on January 11, 2021, which was about the forthcoming impeachment vote in the House.
After the violence at the Capitol last January, top Republicans in Congress, primarily McCarthy, publicly affirmed their support for Trump.
In the weeks following the Jan. 6 riot, both Republicans were unwilling to engage Trump in an all-out fight, for fear that he and his supporters would retaliate.
‘I didn’t get to be leader by voting with five people in the conference,’ McConnell told a friend after seeing that there was not overwhelming Republican backing for Trump’s impeachment.
This Will Not Pass: Trump, Biden and the Battle for America’s Future were written by two New York Times reporters, due out May 3.
Hundreds of lawmakers and government officials were interviewed for the upcoming book, which highlights the cracks in both parties ahead of the 2022 midterm elections and recounts the 2020 election and the first year of the Biden presidency.
Spineless McCarthy followed up some public rebukes of Trump by kissing his ass (because he knew he would lose his position if it were found out that he was on the side of the Democrats) four days after the violence. He told his GOP leadership team that he intended to discuss the impeachment resolution with Trump.
While he made it clear that it was unlikely Trump would follow his suggestions, he would say: ‘I think this will pass, and it would be my recommendation you should resign.’
Right after the violence, McCarthy, siding with the Democrats, said “The president bears responsibility,” and he demanded that Trump “accept his share of responsibility.” The backstabber said this despite it being widely known that Trump told the people at the rally at the Ellipse to protest “patriotically and peacefully” at the Capitol Building.
McCarthy’s just a piece of crap who really wanted Trump out of the White House while kissing his backside just so he could stay in power himself.
Dems swiftly moved to impeach Trump for the second time following the January 6 riot, claiming that the president’s words and actions sparked the protests.
The article of impeachment was passed by the House on January 13, 2021. 225 Democrats and 10 Republicans voted for it, with a final tally of 232 to 197. In the end, 4 Republicans abstained while the rest voted against impeachment.
A majority of Republicans still controlled the Senate, which voted against impeachment.
As a result, Nancy Pelosi took steps to form a House select committee to investigate the January 6 attack. Representative Liz Cheney of Wyoming and Representative Adam Kinzinger of Illinois are the two Republicans on the 9-member panel, both of whom voted to impeach Trump.
The Guardian reported about the piece of hippo dung, McCarthy, last August:
Some House and Senate Republican leaders stated in the charged moments immediately following the attack that Trump was squarely to blame, and amid blood and shattered glass at the US Capitol, some even considered his removal.
In the days after the attack, McCarthy, joined Democrats in condemning Trump and urging Congress to establish a fact-finding commission, having already called the former president and demanded he call off his rioters.
McCarthy at one stage even fact-checked the former president. “Some say the riots were caused by Antifa. There is absolutely no evidence of that,” he said on the House floor. “Conservatives should be the first to say so.”
McCarthy is just one of several establishment Republicans who behave more like Democrats when it comes to Trump. In signs of an establishment war with the former president, some states are removing Trump-endorsed candidates for the U.S. House.
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Tennessee’s GOP party removed a Trump-backed congressional candidate from the primary ballot after she had recently moved to the state.
Currently serving in the Navy Reserves, Morgan Ortagus was the State Department’s Spokesperson under former President Donald Trump. The candidate had hoped to run for the district that surrounds Nashville, but now seems unlikely to do so.
A bill mandating that congressional candidates live in Tennessee for three years before they can run for office passed the GOP-controlled state legislature in a landslide.
Republican Governor Bill Lee purposefully didn’t sign the measure within the 10-day period, thus allowing it to become law.