McCarthy says Trump 'bears responsibility' for Capitol riot
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The House GOP leader makes clear he does not support impeachment, even as he publicly rebuked the president.
McCarthy instead argued for Trump to be censured for his actions in the lead-up to and in the aftermath of the riot led by a pro-Trump mob. Democrats have dismissed such a move as insufficient given the gravity of the insurrection. McCarthy said that the outgoing president needs to "accept his share of responsibility, quell the brewing unrest and ensure President-Elect Joe Biden is able to successfully begin his term." The top House Republican also took members of his own party to task for baselessly speculating that the mob was driven by antifa or other leftist agitators rather than grapple with…