Kevin McCarthy Humiliates Himself Again

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Covering up Trump's role in the January 6 violence, he's now vying to be speaker of the Insurrection.
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House minority leader Kevin McCarthy blatantly lied to Fox News Sunday host Chris Wallace. Is that really news, "Republican leader lies"? Let's take it apart.

Wallace pressed McCarthy on his changing stories about Trump's role in fomenting the violent January 6 Capitol siege. GOP Representative Jaime Herrera Beutler, you'll recall, said that when McCarthy called Trump that day asking for help stopping the riot, the disgraced former president replied, "Well, Kevin, I guess these people are more upset about the election than you are."

Asked by Wallace about that account, McCarthy refused to answer directly, but defended Trump. "I was the first person to contact him when the riot was going on," he claimed. "He didn't…
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