Republican leader Kevin McCarthy considered urging Trump to quit, audio reveals

Posted on AllSides April 22nd, 2022
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Kevin McCarthy with Trump at the White House in 2020. McCarthy has not responded to the release of the audio clip. Photograph: Rex/Shutterstock

A new audio clip reveals that House Republican leader Kevin McCarthy considered asking Donald Trump to resign as president in the immediate aftermath of the January 6 Capitol insurrection.

The explosive clip was released by the New York Times and played on MSNBC Thursday night, just half a day after McCarthy released a lengthy denial of an earlier Times report that said he and the Republican Senate leader, Mitch McConnell, initially both held Trump responsible for the attack, and both privately expressed anger against him.

In the clip, which is a soundbite from a...

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