Watch: Tucker Labels McCarthy As A 'Dem Puppet'

Written By BlabberBuzz | Thursday, 28 April 2022 16:45
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Fox News host Tucker Carlson has warned Republicans against backing California Rep. Kevin McCarthy for House speaker if the GOP were to win control of the lower chamber this coming fall.

On Tuesday, the top-rated cable news personality reacted to a taped conversation between McCarthy, a Republican who is currently House minority leader, and colleagues following the Capitol riot in which he expressed his desire for social media companies to ban certain members of his caucus after former President Donald Trump’s account was permanently suspended.

“Unless Conservatives get their act together right away, Kevin McCarthy, or one of his highly liberal allies, like Elise Stefanik, is very likely to be speaker of the House in January. That would mean we will have a Republican Congress led by a puppet of the Democratic Party,” Carlson stated while speaking on his show. Stefanik currently hails from New York and is the third-ranking member of the House GOP.

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In focus is a GOP leadership phone conversation, dated January 10, in which McCarthy fretted over certain members of the Republican Party inciting more violence after the Capitol riot. Among those lawmakers being discussed were Reps. Matt Gaetz of Florida, Marjorie Taylor Greene of Georgia, Paul Gosar of Arizona, Barry Moore of Alabama, and Lauren Boebert of Colorado.

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“Can’t they take their Twitter accounts away, too?” McCarthy questioned, according to the New York Times. The audio was later played on MSNBC.

“Those are the tape-recorded words of congressman Kevin McCarthy, a man who, in private, turns out to sound like an MSNBC contributor,” Carlson then remarked.

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The accumulated audio was collected for the upcoming book This Will Not Pass: Trump, Biden, and the Battle for America’s Future. The book is set for release on May 3. The co-authors, New York Times reporters Jonathan Martin and Alex Burns, also have detailed conversations with GOP leadership in which McCarthy said he would call on Trump to resign days after the riot.

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McCarthy denied the report as written, dubbing it “totally false and wrong,” but then, audio was released on MSNBC in which he was heard telling GOP colleagues on January 10 that he would urge Trump to resign. However, on Friday, he denied that he had ever asked Trump to resign. After the audio was released, he spoke with the former President, and Trump then announced that their relationship remains intact.

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