Kevin McCarthy came out with a strong defense of President Trump and the GOP today. He wasted no time in reminding everyone about who the GOP is and he went after the progressive left.
He accused them of making a political stunt out of the controversy. Look, both sides are going to spin any controversy their way, it is the DC way, but we will need to find common ground soon as Congress must be able to function.
From The Washington Examiner: House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy denied the Republican Party had an optics problem as many members of his conference prepare to vote against a measure censuring President Trump for telling a quartet of minority House Democratic women “to go back” to where they came from.
“I think this party has been very clear. We are the party of Lincoln,” the California Republican told reporters on Capitol Hill Tuesday.
“Let’s not be false about what is happening today. This is about politics.”
McCarthy, a Trump ally, added the president’s comments weren’t racist, urging his Democratic colleagues to “get back to the business of America.”
Republican Rep. Liz Cheney of Wyoming, who has publicly clashed with some of the liberal freshman female lawmakers, opened up the press conference by reiterating her party’s opposition to them had “absolutely nothing to do with race or gender or religion.”
“We oppose them and their policies because their policies are dangerous and wrong, and will destroy America,” the House Republican Conference chairwoman said.
“The issue here is the content of their policies, and we will continue to stand up and fight against what we know is wrong for this nation.”
House Minority Whip Steve Scalise of Louisiana similarly slammed the women for using a press conference this week to push for Trump’s impeachment and spread “false and misleading things from this microphone” about the immigration crisis at the southern border.
“We expressed our disagreements in a respectful way,” Scalise said of congressional Republicans’ relationship with former President Barack Obama.