McCarthy accused Republicans of ‘putting people in jeopardy’ after Capitol attack

Posted on AllSides April 27th, 2022
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Kevin McCarthy, the senior Republican in the House of Representatives, privately accused one of his colleagues of “putting people in jeopardy” in the wake of the January 6 insurrection, according to a leaked audio recording.

In a phone call with Republican leaders on 10 January 2021, McCarthy said that Matt Gaetz, a Florida congressman and ardent Trump supporter, was putting Americans at risk with his comments after the assault on the US Capitol that left five people dead.

The New York Times obtained a recording of the call, in which McCarthy and Republicans...

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