Who would have expected this to happen?
Democratic Senator Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts condemned House Minority Kevin McCarthy as a “liar and a traitor” following the audio leak that revealed McCarthy said he would urge former President Donald Trump to resign in the wake of the Jan. 6 Capitol riots.
Speaking on CNN’s “State of the Union” on Sunday, Warren made the remarks, saying, “Kevin McCarthy is a liar and a traitor,” when she was asked by co-anchor Dana Bush what she thought of the recording.
In the recording on Jan. 10, 2021, McCarthy relays what he would say to Trump, stating, “I think this will pass, and it would be my recommendation you should resign.”
The recording leaked on Thursday (April 21) by the Times refers to the impeachment resolution.
Warren went on to say that the incident was “outrageous,” adding that such actions are “really the illness that pervades the Republican leadership right now, that they say one thing to the American public and something else in private.”
She continued saying that while Republicans understand that an attempt to “overthrow our government” is “wrong,” they “want to continue to try to figure out how to make [the] 2020 election different, instead of spending their energy on how it is that we go forward in order to the build an economy, in order to make this country work better for the people.”
Warren concluded her remarks by lambasting the House Minority Leader, “Shame on Kevin McCarthy.”
In the recording, McCarthy states that he didn’t believe Trump would listen to his recommendation but added that nobody can defend the former President’s actions on Jan. 6, adding that “nobody should defend it.”
McCarthy also calls Trump’s actions “atrocious and totally wrong” while discussing the idea of getting certain lawmakers banned from social media.
However, hours before the expose was released, McCarthy castigated the Times’ reporting, calling it “totally false and wrong” in a Twitter statement.