Trump Gripes That McCarthy Was Wrong to Boycott Jan. 6 Committee

  

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Via:  jbb  •  5 days ago  •  16 comments

By:   Tom Porter (Business Insider)

Trump Gripes That McCarthy Was Wrong to Boycott Jan. 6 Committee
The former president complained that Republican allies hadn't been allowed to sit on the committee so the case against him wasn't being rebutted.

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62a1b4872253ea001951dcdf?width=700 President Donald Trump (R) speaks as he joined by House Minority Leader Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) (L) in the Rose Garden of the White House on January 4, 2019 in Washington, DC. Alex Wong/Getty Images

  • Donald Trump criticized Kevin McCarthy's decision to boycott the Jan 6 committee.
  • He complained that his side has no voice as the hearings turn up new, damaging evidence.
  • While GOP leadership refused to participate, two anti-Trump Republicans did join.

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Former President Donald Trump renewed his criticism of House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy for boycotting the House committee investigating the Jan. 6 riot.

Trump, in an interview with the influential Punchbowl newsletter, complained that the Republican case was not being heard in the committee's public hearings.

In the hearings the committee has presented evidence of a multi-pronged campaign by Trump and his allies to overturn his 2020 defeat, culminating in the Capitol attack.

"Well, I think in retrospect, I think it would have been very smart to put [Republicans on the committee] and again, I wasn't involved in it from a standpoint so I never looked at it too closely. But I think it would have been good if we had representation," Trump told the outlet.

"I think in retrospect [McCarthy should've put Republicans on] to just have a voice. The Republicans don't have a voice. They don't even have anything to say."

McCarthy decided to boycott the committee after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi stopped him putting Rep. Jim Jordan and Rep. Jim Banks on the panel.

Both are ardent Trump allies, and had voted against certifying the results of the 2020 election, part of Trump's ploy to overturn the result on the basis of false claims of electoral fraud.

Although GOP leadership did not participate in populating the committee, Trump is wrong to say it contains no Republicans.

Rep. Liz Cheney and Rep. Adam Kinzinger have been prominent members, but both comes from the anti-Trump wing of the party.

Trump said: "I think it would've been far better to have Republicans [on the panel]. [Jim Banks and Jim Jordan] were great. They were great and would've been great to have them. But when Pelosi wrongfully didn't allow them, we should've picked other people. We have a lot of good people in the Republican Party."

It's not the first time Trump has expressed displeasure at McCarthy's decision. He made the same criticism in recent remarks to a conservative radio host, and CNN reported via unnamed sources that Trump was complaining about the situation to his allies.

McCarthy's relationship with Trump has hit the rocks in recent weeks.

Leaked tapes showed McCarthy criticizing Trump in the wake of the riot and calling for an investigation. That stance starkly contradicts his later shows of loyalty and objections to the House committee investigation.

Trump has so far not endorsed McCarthy in his bid to become House speaker if Republicans win back control of the chamber in November's election.


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JBB
Professor Principal
1  seeder  JBB    5 days ago

McCarthy is under Trump's bus yet still kisses ass!

 
 
 
igknorantzrulz
PhD Quiet
1.1  igknorantzrulz  replied to  JBB @1    5 days ago

Asz do almost all Republicans continue to overdo, even after the overthrow,‘failed  a tempt 

 
 
 
JBB
Professor Principal
1.1.1  seeder  JBB  replied to  igknorantzrulz @1.1    5 days ago

In the end they end up under Trump's back end!

 
 
 
JBB
Professor Principal
2  seeder  JBB    5 days ago

original

 
 
 
JBB
Professor Principal
3  seeder  JBB    5 days ago

original

 
 
 
Ronin2
Professor Quiet
4  Ronin2    5 days ago
Although GOP leadership did not participate in populating the committee, Trump is wrong to say it contains no Republicans. Rep. Liz Cheney and Rep. Adam Kinzinger have been prominent members, but both comes from the anti-Trump wing of the party.

First Liz Cheney is no longer a Republican; period. She can call herself whatever the hell she wants; but she has been removed at the state and federal party levels.

The Wyoming Republican party will no longer recognize Liz Cheney as a member of the GOP in a rebuke over her vote to impeach Donald Trump over his role in the 6 January insurrection.

The vote by the state party central committee followed votes by local GOP officials in about one-third of Wyoming’s 23 counties to no longer recognize Cheney as a Republican.

The vote is the group’s second formal rebuke for her criticism of Trump. In February, the Wyoming GOP central committee voted overwhelmingly to censure Cheney, Wyoming’s lone US representative.

Kinzinger isn't in any better shape. 

Both are nothing more than Pelosi's sock puppets. Neither will be cleaned after use; but thrown in the trash. 

 
 
 
evilgenius
PhD Guide
4.1  evilgenius  replied to  Ronin2 @4    5 days ago
First Liz Cheney is no longer a Republican; period.

Ahhh... the Not True Scotsman defense. I think the rest of will follow her very conservative Republican voting record as evidence. 

 
 
 
JBB
Professor Principal
4.2  seeder  JBB  replied to  Ronin2 @4    5 days ago

Is Bowers who testified yesterday a Republican?

Is anyone not for Trump allowed in the gop now? 

 
 
 
Tessylo
Professor Principal
4.2.1  Tessylo  replied to  JBB @4.2    5 days ago

Ain't that some shit?  According to some - Liz Cheney is no longer a republican.

Did anyone tell her?

 
 
 
Just Jim NC TttH
Masters Principal
4.2.2  Just Jim NC TttH  replied to  Tessylo @4.2.1    5 days ago
Did anyone tell her?

Well they sure did..............

The Republican party of Wyoming will no longer consider their sole U.S. House lawmaker, Rep. Liz Cheney, as a member of the GOP, the latest reprimand for Cheney, who is a consistent critic of former President Donald Trump.

 
 
 
Trout Giggles
Professor Principal
4.2.3  Trout Giggles  replied to  Just Jim NC TttH @4.2.2    5 days ago

What a bunch of fools. She's probably the most conservative Republican in Congress

 
 
 
Tessylo
Professor Principal
4.2.4  Tessylo  replied to  Just Jim NC TttH @4.2.2    5 days ago

What a bunch of dicks!

She's got bigger balls than any of the trumpturd dick . . . . . . .

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
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4.3  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Ronin2 @4    5 days ago
"First Liz Cheney is no longer a Republican; period"

With apologies to Frank Loesser (Guys and Dolls)...

Follow the fold and stray no more
Stray no more, stray no more.
Don't think for yourself and we'll say no more
Follow, follow, the fold.
Speak not again your principles!
Follow the fold and stray no more
Stray no more, stray no more.
Support our leader Trump and play no more.
Follow, follow, the fold.

In the Congress, where the sun shines
Amid the darkness
And the cold.
And the pain and shame in which we wallow.
Follow the fold and stray no more
Stray no more, stray no more.
Cause you're a RINO and join us no more
Follow, follow, the fold.

 
 
 
CB
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5  CB     5 days ago

Trump is a chump.  Jim Jordan was not going to be anymore a serious committee member than Donald would have been. There is no daylight between them. Indeed, Jordan would have been hauling committee activities and investigation documents to Donald for "damage control" and opposition research each day and night. As we can see, Donald Trump is the 'poster boy' for 'maxing out' and a glutton for punishment. Consequently, Donald keeps getting legally and politically 'slugged.'

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
Professor Principal
5.1  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  CB @5    5 days ago
"Trump is a chump."

Do you get to wear a special belt if you're the World's Chumpion Heavyweight Former POTUS?

 
 
 
CB
Professor Principal
5.1.1  CB   replied to  Buzz of the Orient @5.1    5 days ago

Unfortunately not. However it would not be a good thing. Donald Trump never wrestled but Vince Mahon did show him how to put on a Jim Ross "slobberknocker" - in which case you can say Donald has learned from the best in the biz!  How. To. Be. A. Heel. jrSmiley_40_smiley_image.gif

 
 

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