House Minority Leader Rep. Kevin McCarthy is a traitor in the sense that he has betrayed the United States. But he’s not a traitor in the sense that he has committed legally provable treason.
Though maybe there’s a small chance that could change if he has testify under oath about the terrorist attack against the U. S. Capitol on January 6. Cristina Cabrera for the Talking Points Memo:
House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) is reportedly worried about at least one thing in particular if Congress successfully put together a bipartisan commission to study the Capitol insurrection on January 6: Being forced to share under oath his allegedly explosive communications with then-… Donald Trump on that day.
CNN correspondent Jamie Gangel reported on Wednesday that McCarthy is, in her words, “very concerned” that the commission would call on him to testify on his call with Trump in which the GOP leader pleaded with the [Trump] to call off the mob of his supporters.
“[McCarthy] does not want to do that,” Gangel said.
The House Republican leader, who’s been hard at work trying to get into Trump’s good graces in the aftermath of the insurrection, refuses to discuss the details of that call, especially when asked to confirm Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler’s (R-WA) claim that Trump had told him “well, Kevin, I guess these people are more upset about the election then you are.”
“My conversations with the [Trump] are my conversations with the [Trump],” McCarthy told Fox News last week.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s (D-CA) efforts to put together a bipartisan commission on the Capitol siege have stalled as Republicans, including McCarthy, insist on expanding the scope of the study to include the George Floyd protests last summer.
Of course he does: he wants to distract from how he abetted the Trump terrorists by impugning peaceful protesters.