Rep. Ted Lieu (D-CA) said that House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) must apologize or resign after he threatened Speaker Pelosi.
Rep. Lieu tweeted in response to McCarthy threatening the Speaker of the House:
Dear @GOPLeader McCarthy: Don’t you think America has had enough political violence? You should never be encouraging or threatening or joking about causing violence to anyone, including the Speaker of the House. You need to apologize for your statement, or resign. https://t.co/jdP2bcmr5c
— Ted Lieu (@tedlieu) August 1, 2021
McCarthy won’t resign. This is the same person who was forced by the House to remove Marjorie Taylor Greene from her committee assignments and has refused to remove accused child sex trafficker Matt Gaetz from his committee assignments.
Kevin McCarthy thinks that he is going to be the next Speaker of the House, so he has gone full tilt to cover up for Donald Trump and support domestic terrorists.
Rep. Lieu was correct. After 1/6, McCarthy should not be encouraging political violence.
His words were dangerous and showed a level of reckless irresponsible that the American people can expect to guide his leadership if he became Speaker of the House.
Kevin McCarthy is a danger to the domestic security of the country because, just like Trump, he is placing his own interests ahead of the country.
Mr. Easley is the managing editor. He is also a White House Press Pool and a Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. His graduate work focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.
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