As he spoke to reporters, Kevin McCarthy went into a conspiracy meltdown and attacked the Republican prosecutor who dismissed the basis for the House GOP allegations of government weaponization.
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McCarthy suggests that Weiss, a US attorney appointed by Trump, is not credible because he simply wrote a letter to Congress instead of coming to testify in person. pic.twitter.com/h34nJK7Ol1
—Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) July 11, 2023
McCarthy Responded to US Attorney Weiss’ Letter Rebutting House GOP ‘Whistleblower’ Claims saying, “Weiss wrote a letter that raises even more questions. You had six people in a room. Some say something different that has no philosophical bent one way or the other, concerned with equal justice before the ways and means committee, and that’s interesting now. It wasn’t just said at the meeting. They took notes and sent it back. It was so questionable when he said he couldn’t become a special prosecutor that he could ask the question because the individual knew how important it was.
McCarthy also claimed that Weiss should testify about an ongoing investigation, which is not true because it is a crime for Congress to interfere in ongoing criminal investigations.
House Republicans intended to use the House majority to smear President Biden ahead of the 2024 election to help Trump. It’s a movement straight out of the 2016 playbook. Leading up to the 2016 election, House Republicans used their power to create a story around Hillary Clinton and Benghazi.
The problem for Republicans in 2024 is that McCarthy, Jim Jordan and James Comer are hilarious and unable to enact their plan.
McCarthy went all out on the conspiracy theory because Weiss’ letter was a blow to Republican plans. Hunter Biden’s plot crumbles and the Speaker of the House tries to save him.
Jason is the editor. He is also a member of the White House press pool and a congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason holds a bachelor’s degree in political science. His graduate studies focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.
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