Republicans stand by McCarthy as accusations fly over leaked recording


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Home Republicans are standing by Chief Kevin McCarthy of California as accusations by Democrats fly over the leaked audio recording of a post-Capitol riot management name.

A number of GOP members of Congress spoke out in assist of McCarthy after the New York Instances printed the leaked recording from Jan. 10, 2021, through which McCarthy reportedly advised Home Republican management that he had “had it” with Trump and that he was going to advocate the Trump “resign.”

“Republicans are going to take back the majority in November and when we do, Kevin McCarthy will be our Speaker,” Rep. Ashley Hinson, R-Iowa, wrote on Twitter Friday, the day after the story broke.


Rep. Ashley Hinson, R-Iowa, speaks at a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington June 15, 2021.

Rep. Ashley Hinson, R-Iowa, speaks at a information convention on Capitol Hill in Washington June 15, 2021.
(AP Picture/Andrew Harnik)

“There will be a red wave [and] our conference is united to get America back on track,” Hinson continued.

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Rep. Carlos Gimenez, R-Fla., listed what the GOP will do if McCarthy turns into Speaker of the Home after the midterm elections.

“Under Speaker McCarthy, House Republicans will: Put parents back in charge of our children’s education; Keep our communities safe with more robust law enforcement;” Gimenez wrote. “Get our inflation under control; Secure the southern border once and for all.”

“Let’s make this happen,” he added.

Moreover, Rep. Tony Gonzales, R-Texas, predicted that “29 [weeks] from now Republicans will have the majority and Kevin McCarthy will be Speaker of the House.”

The story kicked the hypothesis machine of Capitol Hill into overdrive, with Washington abuzz about who might need leaked the decision.

Many theorize the leak originated from Republican management, with Rep. Matt Gaetz, R-Fla., blaming Liz Cheney in an early tweet Thursday. However, thus far, the highest GOP officers who would have been on the decision have denied involvement.

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The workplaces of each Rep. Liz Cheney, R-Wyo., who was serving as GOP convention chair on the time of the recorded tapes, and Republican Whip Steve Scalise, R-La., have denied recording or leaking the tape.

Democrats have been accusing McCarthy of being “weak,” “cowardly” and “a liar” on social media following the article dropping.

“Authoritarians don’t come to power alone,” Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., wrote. “They come to power on the backs of men like Kevin McCarthy.

“Males too weak to stick to any precept. Too hungry for energy to say or do what’s proper. And too cowardly to inform the reality,” he continued. “We deserve higher.”

Rep. Dean Phillips, D-Minn., accused McCarthy of lying “on a regular basis” adding, “It is projecting his personal disgrace on the journalists who reported the reality that’s unforgivable.”

California Democrat Eric Swalwell also took a swipe at McCarthy after the report dropped.

“I believe it will move, and it could be my advice you need to resign,” McCarthy explained what he would tell Trump in the audio recording published by the Times, referring to the impeachment resolution.

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., responds to reporters at the Capitol in Washington Dec. 3, 2021.

Home Minority Chief Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., responds to reporters on the Capitol in Washington Dec. 3, 2021.
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In response to the recording, the Republican chief mentioned that it was unlikely that Trump would hearken to his suggestion, including that no one can defend Trump’s actions on January 6, “and nobody should defend it.”

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McCarthy disputed the Instances reporting as “totally false and wrong” in a Twitter assertion launched Thursday morning, hours forward of the printed recordings.

GOP sources on Friday morning confirmed to Every day Submit that nothing’s modified relating to a Nationwide Republican Congressional Committee fundraising dinner in Dallas, Texas, on Might 9 headlined by Trump, the place McCarthy’s additionally anticipated to talk.

Every day Submit’ Paul Steinhauser contributed to this report.


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