Rep. Kevin McCarthy could not hold it together when asked why Republicans are only punished if they speak out against Trump?
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Kevin McCarthy apparently gets upset and raises his voice when a reporter asks, “Why don’t Republicans feel compelled to hold any form of punishment for any of their members on any of these other things that Democrats were so upset about?” pic.twitter.com/HmA2IIYLw8
– Sarah Reese Jones (@PoliticusSarah) 18 November 2021
McCarthy was asked, “Why is this the only thing Republicans will punish one their own members for in this congress speaks out against Donald Trump? “
At first he tried to play dumb: “I do not understand you question. “
The reporter tried again: “The only Republican member which was in any way punished by the – is Liz Cheney – “
McCarthy started dancing, “Did she lose a committee?”
The reporter continued: “She has her role in the Republican Conference I Know you were there. “
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McCarthy played semantics: “She is not punished by it she lost an election. People all go to the polls the time. No bases there. ”
The follow-up question came: “Why don’t Republicans feel obliged to like any kind of punishment for any of them members on any of these other things Democrats have to say been so upset about? ”
McCarthy began to raise his voice, “Let’s talk about this. Democrats were so upset about, were they upset when Maxine Waters told people – With all due respect, I will answer your question in the way in which I the upright.”
McCarthy first tried to pretend he did not understand the question. After it failed, he tried to change the subject. When that did not work, he started arguing with the reporter.
The American people are catching on. The only criminal offense in the Republican Party is to speak out against Trump.
Kevin McCarthy reveals himself to Trump’s puppet, and he does not understand that getting power on Donald Trump’s knee is the same as not having power at all.
Mr. Easley is the managing editor. He is also a White House Press Pool and a congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason holds a bachelor’s degree in political science. His graduate work focused on public policy, specializing in social reform movements.
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