Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) made it clear Sunday that she has absolutely no respect for House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA), whom she branded as “a liar and a traitor.”
During an appearance on CNN’s “State of the Union,” Warren was asked by host Dana Bash about reporting that McCarthy had remarked former President Donald Trump should have resigned after the January 6, 2021 Capitol insurrection, The Hill reports:
The New York Times reported this past week that McCarthy, during a call with House GOP leadership colleagues on Jan. 10, 2021, said he thought Trump should resign. The minority leader called the reporting “totally false.”
Soon after, however, audio of the call was released showing McCarthy making the remarks he denied shortly before.
Warren quickly shredded McCarthy, telling Bash:
“Kevin McCarthy is a liar and a traitor. This is outrageous. And that is really the illness that pervades the Republican leadership right now, that they say one thing to the American public and something else in private.
“They understand that it is wrong what happened, an attempt to overthrow our government. And that the Republicans instead want to continue to try to figure out how to make 2020 election different instead of spending their energy on how it is that we go forward in order to build an economy, in order to make this country work better for the people who sent us to Washington. Shame on Kevin McCarthy.”
One of the reasons so many Americans say they worry that Jan. 6 could happen again is for the exact reason Warren laid out: Republicans say one thing in private and the opposite in public, which means they either don’t believe either or don’t give a damn if they’re caught in a blatant lie.
The House Select Committee investigating the Capitol riots will hold public hearings in May, and will hopefully lay out exactly who did what regarding Jan. 6 and make numerous criminal referrals to the Justice Department for anyone who played even the smallest role in that dark day.
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