Kevin McCarthy reportedly told Republicans in a phone call last year that Trump admitted being partially responsible for the Capitol riot. Now McCarthy says he doesn’t remember that call

House Republican Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy.

Kevin McCarthy said Trump told him personally that he bore some responsibility for the Capitol riot.
McCarthy made those remarks on a radio show and privately in a phone call with Republicans last year, per CNN.
During a news conference on Thursday, McCarthy said he couldn’t recall the phone call. 

In the days after January 6, House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy told Republicans in a private phone call that then-President Donald Trump admitted he shares some responsibility for the Capitol riot, according to CNN.

But during a news conference on Thursday, McCarthy told reporters that he couldn’t recall that phone conversation on January 11, 2021.

“I’m not sure what call you’re talking about,” McCarthy said.

CNN reported on the phone call at the time, and on Thursday the news outlet obtained a detailed readout of what McCarthy told his Republican colleagues.

“Let me be clear to you and I have been very clear to the president. He bears responsibility for his words and actions. No if ands or buts,” McCarthy told House Republicans on January 11, 2021, according to CNN. “I asked him personally today if he holds responsibility for what happened. If he feels bad about what happened. He told me he does have some responsibility for what happened. But he needs to acknowledge that.”

McCarthy also said in a local radio interview on January 12, 2021, that Trump “told me personally that he does have some responsibility” for the riot, CNN reported. 

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The House Republican leader has since resisted pinning any blame on Trump for the Capitol riot. The former president has never publicly admit any responsibility for the day’s violence.

McCarthy’s comments surrounding January 6 have come under scrutiny after the House select committee investigating the Capitol riot reached out to him …read more

Source:: Businessinsider

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