Skip to comments.New York Times: Audio reveals McCarthy worried GOP lawmakers' rhetoric would incite violence after Jan. 6
Posted on 04/26/2022 10:25:25 PM PDT by conservative98
Gaetz blasted McCarthy and Scalise in a statement he tweeted Tuesday night, saying in part that "Rep. McCarthy and Rep. Scalise held views about President Trump and me that they shared on sniveling calls with Liz Cheney, not us. This is the behavior of weak men, not leaders."
Brooks, in response to the report, told CNN in a statement that "Kevin McCarthy spoke before knowing the facts." (CNN)New audio of House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, obtained and reported on by The New York Times on Tuesday, reveals he expressed concern about far-right House Republicans inciting violence against other lawmakers in the aftermath of January 6, 2021.
In the audio, the California Republican repeatedly lamented the inflammatory comments made by some GOP lawmakers following the US Capitol attack -- a far different posture than his efforts to downplay Republicans' role in January 6.
On January 10, 2021, McCarthy urged Republican leaders on a private call to monitor the public statements of lawmakers, such as Reps. Mo Brooks of Alabama and Matt Gaetz of Florida, and alert him of any potentially dangerous messages.
"The country is too crazy," McCarthy said, according to audio obtained by two New York Times reporters for their upcoming book, "This Will Not Pass: Trump, Biden and the Battle for America's Future."
"I do not want to look back and think we caused something or we missed something and someone got hurt. I don't want to play politics with any of that."
According to the audio, McCarthy grew more pointed when an inflammatory tweet from GOP Rep. Barry Moore of Alabama about rioter Ashli Babbitt was read aloud during the call. "Can't they take their Twitter accounts away, too?" McCarthy asked.
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Antifa and BLM terrorized all of the nation through all of 2020.
And this clown was worried about Americans who were upset about the stolen election?
Gaetz blasted McCarthy and Scalise in a statement he tweeted Tuesday night, saying in part that “Rep. McCarthy and Rep. Scalise held views about President Trump and me that they shared on sniveling calls with Liz Cheney, not us. This is the behavior of weak men, not leaders.”
Brooks, in response to the report, told CNN in a statement that “Kevin McCarthy spoke before knowing the facts.”
Kevin McCarthy is the male political “p” word.
I have heard enough. He is unfit to lead.
RINOs - McCarthy and McConnell.
We so fraked.
>> Gaetz blasted McCarthy and Scalise
Didn’t realize Scalise was a POS.
McCarthy is a gutless coward and any “victory” the GOP might get in November will be just another squandered moment of nonaction. He will get nothing of substance acconplished if he remains leader.
There are no more political solutions. Period.
McCarthy must not become speaker of the house if republicans take back the house in November. We might as well leave the democrats and Nancy Pelosi in power if McCarthy is given control.
I AM NOT GOING TO GET EXCITED OVER ANYTHING CNN REPORTS. PERIOD.
THEY HAVE TRIED AND TRIED AND NOW WE HAVE SOME BELIEVING THEM????????????
Sorry, not me. I don’t care if they have an audio. Audios can be “fixed.”
Then McCarthy’s vehement denials and righteous indignation at such chicanery should be expected when?
McCarthy will be the next speaker assuming the GOP does not screw up for which a chance is good even that will happen. A guest on Charlie Kirk’s show recently lamented that McCarthy does not have what it takes to do what needs to be done whuch I thought was significant co sidering Kirk has a reputation for being too cozy with RINOism although he has gotten better in recent times.
Does anyone GAF about how there are audiotapes of phone conversations? Who is making them, and who is releasing them? Is it legal to record someone without their knowledge in DC? And did these tapes come from the NSA?
Liz Cheney recorded the call.
Is that legal?
“Kevin McCarthy spoke before knowing the facts.”
You mean, he was acting like a CNN reporter.
Agreed. Coexistence is becoming untenable.
We must begin the process of forming an alternate society within this one.
Massive civil disobedience by conservatives should have already begun.
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