As reported earlier — On Thursday The New York Times investigative reporters Jonathan Martin and Alex Burns released passages from their latest book “This Will Not Pass: Trump, Biden, and the Battle for America’s Future.”
In the book the two claimed that GOP House Leader Kevin McCarthy told Liz Cheney on a January 10, 2021 call that he would counsel Trump to resign before the end of his term.
When the claims within the book broke early in the news, McCarthy’s spokesman Mark Bednar refuted them saying, “McCarthy never said he’d call Trump to say he should resign.”
McCarthy himself called the claims about his conversations “totally false” when The New York Times reported on them earlier in the day.
Kevin McCarthy released a statement on Twitter following the NY Times report. He insisted the claims were false.
Then he got caught.
Rachel Maddow leaked the private phone call on her show on Thursday night of House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy with Trump-hating lunatic Liz Cheney on January 10, 2021.
During the call, McCarthy told Liz Cheney that he would counsel President Trump Trump to resign. This is exactly what the book reported. Liz Cheney released the call to the authors. And now Kevin McCarthy was caught in a lie.
From the call:
Kevin McCarthy: “I think [impeachment resolutions] will pass, and it would be my recommendation you (President Trump) should resign… What he did is unacceptable. Nobody can defend that and nobody should defend it.”
McCarthy also indicated that he believed Twitter and Facebook should delete the accounts of lawmakers who were supporting Trump’s claim of a rigged election. “We can’t put up with that,” he said. “Can’t they take their Twitter accounts away, too?”
McCarthy was caught. He can’t deny it.
In an interesting twist, FOX News refused to report on this story on Kevin McCarthy. They protected him following this embarrassing and explosive development.
Then this happened…
FOX News reporter Bill Melugin confronted Kevin McCarthy on his lies during his trip to the open US border in Texas.
Bill Melugin: “I want to switch gears a bit, you are looking to be Speaker again if Republicans win. And to that point, you know what’s out there, the New York Times has released audio of you, where days after January 6th you are on a call with House Republican leadership, and you are heard on the audio saying quote, you have had enough with President Trump and you would tell him to his face, it would be your belief he should resign. Do you still stand by those comments?”
McCarthy dodged the question.
Kevin McCarthy: “Look, I never told the president to resign… It was a conversation that we had about scenarios going forward. But that’s not really what critical what happened 15 months ago, what’s happening is what is happening on this border right now, our border is not secure. 160 different countries of people are coming across.”
Here is the video.
“Did you lie?” This is amazing. Fox News correspondent Bill Melugin confronts Kevin McCarthy on being revealed as a liar, so McCarthy immediately changes the subject. Melugin doesn’t let up, he tries again…and again. pic.twitter.com/f7AN9mrswc
— Mike Sington (@MikeSington) April 25, 2022