McCarthy Admits Trump 'Bears Responsibility' for Capitol Attack, but Still Won't Vote to Impeach

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The House GOP leader acknowledged that antifa was not behind the Jan. 6 riot during impeachment proceedings for President Trump.
Rep. Kevin McCarthy, the leader of the House Republicans, believes President Trump "bears responsibility" for the Jan. 6 riot in the U.S. Capitol—but still doesn't support impeachment, he said during the impeachment debate Wednesday.

"He should have immediately denounced the mob when he saw what was unfolding. These facts require immediate action of President Trump," McCarthy said on the House floor.

"And the president's immediate action also deserves congressional action, which is why I think a fact-finding commission and essential resolution would be prudent. Unfortunately, that is not where we are today," he added.

McCarthy insisted impeachment in "such a short time frame would be a mistake."

"No investigations have been completed. No hearings have been held. What's more, the Senate has confirmed that no trial will begin until after President-Elect Biden is sworn in," McCarthy said. "But here is what a vote to impeach would do. A vote to…
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