Kevin McCarthy tells GOP lawmakers that Trump has some accountability
Kevin McCarthy, Minority Chair of the House of Representatives, R-Calif., Right, and Rep. Steve Chabot, R-Ohio, hold a press conference at the Visitor Capitol after meeting the House Republican Conference on Wednesday, September 23, 2020 Center through.
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His reported comments come as Democrats, who have a majority in the House of Representatives, are indicting Trump of inciting insurgency. Vice President Mike Pence has so far refused to invoke the 25th amendment to the constitution and remove Trump from office.
Democrats say Trump and some of his allies are responsible for the invasion that came after asking supporters at a White House rally to “fight” him to seek confirmation of Joe Biden’s election as president Block Congress.
McCarthy is still against the charges against Trump and said in a letter to colleagues in the GOP House on Monday that this would “have the opposite effect of bringing our country together”.
However, the letter received from NBC News listed four possible measures to counter the insurgency, none of which are named Trump.
The four options McCarthy cited would supposedly ensure that what happened “is rightly denounced and prevented in the future”.
These include: “A censure decision according to house rules”, “A non-partisan commission to investigate the circumstances of the attack”, “Reform of the 1887 Census Act” and “Legislation to promote voter confidence in future federal elections”. “”
The last point reflects the fact that many GOP voters and members of the Republican House believe that Trump was betrayed by widespread electoral fraud because of an election victory.
However, no court has determined that there was such fraud, despite numerous lawsuits filed by the Trump campaign and its deputies since election day.
Before William Barr resigned as US attorney general after the election, William Barr had said there was no evidence of the type of fraud Trump alleged that voided Biden’s victory.