CNN’s Manu Raju was asked when it was acceptable for him to support Trump’s efforts to cancel the presidential election in Congress, but to criticize Democrats Iowa participated in US House race
, McCarthy repeatedly rejected the notion that he was trying to reverse the election.
California Republicans said that when Raju said that Trump had tried to reverse the election results in Congress and McCarthy supported that effort, you are saying something that is not true.
McCarthy’s explanation flies before reality. Trump tried to pressure Congress to reverse the election and McCarthy expressed no concern about it. He too Supported Texas lawsuit for invalidating millions of votes
, And eventually voted in favor of reversing the election results of the two states during the votes cast after the January 6 rebellion in the Capitol.
The exchange comes as McCarthy seeks to maintain ties with Trump, operating a party whose establishment is wary of allowing the former president to pursue the Republican path. McCarthy Met with trump
To discuss the strategy of winning the House majority in next year’s midterm elections in January.
Sources told CNN at the time Trump was focusing his political energy to target rapist Liz Cheney
Wyoming, the third-ranked House Republican, who voted for his impeachment earlier that month.
McCarthy declined to say whether he supported Trump’s efforts to reverse the election, and did not say if he did not support him, why he did not speak out against those efforts.
“I’m not Donald Trump,” McCarthy told Raju.
McCarthy tried to make the case that he was objecting to only two states, Arizona and Pennsylvania, which he argued would not ultimately change the outcome of the election. McCarthy said he stood by his support of the Texas lawsuit, which tried to reverse the election results, telling Raju, “The answer is yes and you know why, because that’s where you go: in the courts.”