House GOP leader: Trump bears responsibility for attack on Congress
Speaking at the House impeachment proceedings, House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) says that the US Capitol riot was not caused by Antifa and that President Donald Trump "bears responsibility for the attack on Congress by mob rioters."
House Republican leader Kevin McCarthy says President Trump bears responsibility for last week's riot at the Capitol and should have immediately denounced the mob. But he says it would be a mistake to impeach Trump in such a short time frame. (Jan. 13)
McCarthy is speaking as the House debates whether to impeach President Donald Trump for a second time in about 13 months. He says "a vote to impeach would further divide this nation, a vote to impeach will further fan the flames, the partisan division."
McCarthy, a close ally of Trump over the past four years, says Trump "bears responsibility for Wednesday's attack on Congress by mob rioters. He should have immediately denounced the mob when he saw what was unfolding."
But instead of impeachment, he is calling for a fact finding commission and censure resolution. House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) said the president should "accept his share of responsibility," but did not support his impeachment. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer says President Donald Trump "bears a great deal of the blame," after pro-Trump mobs attacked the Capitol and forced lawmakers to flee. (Jan. 6) House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) speaks following his re-election for 117th Congress.