Politics McCarthy "Talked Himself Right Into Being a Marquee Witness" Against Trump: Ex-Fed Prosecutor
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Former federal prosecutor Glenn Kirschner outlined how he believes GOP House Minority Leader"talked himself right into being a marquee witness" against ex-president because of his contradictory statements about last year's January 6 Capitol riot.
Making his argument in a video shared onSaturday, Kirschner noted that McCarthy called on Trump to bear responsibility for the Capitol attack right after the riot, and then made contradictory comments a few months later.
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The former prosecutor referred to statements McCarthy made on the House floor about a week after the January 6 attack.
"The president bears responsibility for Wednesday's attack onby mob rioters. He should have immediately denounced the mob when he saw what was unfolding. These facts require immediate action by President Trump," the GOP lawmaker said at the time.
Here’s why Kevin McCarthy talked himself right into being a marquee witness against Donald Trump in both the House select committee hearings AND the criminal case that MUST ultimately be brought against Trump for the insurrection. Buckle up . . . Kevin. Because #JusticeMatters pic.twitter.com/Psec0x8cq9— Glenn Kirschner (@glennkirschner2) January 8, 2022
McCarthy later changed his tune about the Capitol attack and contradicted his earlier comments, noted Kirschner.
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McCarthy said in an April 2021 interview onSunday, "I was the first person to contact him when the riots were going on. He didn't see it. What he ended the call telling me, he'll put something out to make sure to stop this. And that's what he did. He put a video out later."
Kirschner said McCarthy needs to testify before Congress and provide details about his conversation with Trump that day.
"If you were the first phone call that came in to Donald Trump, what did you tell him was happening? What did he know what's happening?" Kirschner said.
"You said Donald Trump told you he didn't see it and then, finally, most importantly, and most egregiously, you said when you spoke with him in that very first phone call at the front end of the Capitol attack, which he said he hadn't seen yet, he said he will put something out to make sure it stops. And then he didn't for more than three hours. So you need to testify about all of that," he concluded.
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A year has passed since the Capitol attack and Trump is still popular amongmainly due to McCarthy, contends Illinois Republican Rep. .
The congressmanthat McCarthy is helping the GOP continue to embrace Trump.
"Kevin McCarthy is legitimately, single-handedly the reason that Donald Trump is still a force in the party," Kinzinger told the Associated Press. "That full-hearted embrace, I saw firsthand in members, made them not just scared to take on Trump but in some cases also full-heartedly embrace him."
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