Elizabeth Warren calls Kevin McCarthy a ‘liar and a traitor’ after leaked Trump calls

Elizabeth Warren blasted House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy on Sunday as fallout continues over leaked audio reported by The New York Times newspaper in which McCarthy is heard saying he believed Donald Trump should resign after the attack on the US Capitol.

speaking on CNN state of the Unionshe held nothing back against the California congressman who, she said, openly lied to his own constituents and the nation about how he really felt about the Jan. 6 riot.

“Kevin McCarthy is a liar and a traitor,” she told CNN’s Dana Bash.

His willingness to publicly support Donald Trump after he was heard on the audio of a phone call with another member of Congress saying he would tell the president to resign is a symptom of the “disease” that “pervades” the Republican Party, Warren continued. .

“They say one thing to the American public and another thing in particular,” she said.

His scathing remarks come as McCarthy is trying to weather a political storm caused by the publication of the audio, which directly contradicts what he and other Republicans have said on multiple occasions. In one case, McCarthy is heard saying that there could be bipartisan support for impeachment, which he would later refuse to support.

Donald Trump’s second impeachment would later cleanse the House with some Republican defections.

McCarthy’s spokesperson lied to various media outlets about the content of the minority leader’s conversations with members just hours before the audio of the calls became public, claiming the hill and The New York Times newspaper that McCarthy had not, in fact, told people that he would ask for Trump’s resignation. Audio of McCarthy saying just that was played Sunday on CNN state of the Union.

Donald Trump assured McCarthy that he will not seek revenge on the minority leader in a recent conversation, but his array of allies did not extend the same courtesy. Steve Bannon and others took to social media to denounce McCarthy’s betrayal of his leader in recent days.

Trump’s support for McCarthy would likely be a major factor in determining whether the minority leader would win an election for Speaker of the House after the GOP retakes the House in November, and as such, the Republican congressman has maintained a working relationship with the former. president. president since he left office.

His own high-ranking deputies now refuse to defend him by name, as was the case with a statement from his no. 2, Steve Scalise, and he faces uncertain political territory ahead as he tries to weather the damage done by the publication of his private turn against Trump.

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