(ReliableNews.org) – On Friday, February 4, Republican National Committee (RNC) Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel put forth a resolution to censure Reps. Adam Kinzinger (R-IL) and Liz Cheney (R-WY) at the party’s meeting in Salt Lake City, Utah. National party leadership agreed with its chairwoman and officially declared it would no longer support the two lawmakers. House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) is now defending the party’s decision.
CNN reporter Manu Raju chased Leader McCarthy down a hallway at the capital, peppering him with questions about the resolution. The journalist asked the congressman what he thought about the language that called the January 6 committee a “Democrat-led persecution of ordinary citizens engaged in legitimate political discourse.” McCarthy explained the language referred to the six RNC members who were subpoenaed and were in Florida on the day of the incident.
Asked McCarthy about “legitimate political discourse.” “What they were talking about is the six RNC members who Jan 6th has subpoenaed, who weren't even here, who were in Florida that day." He says those who caused damage “should be in jail.” (RNC resolution doesn’t mention that) pic.twitter.com/k4qsLWAOv5
— Manu Raju (@mkraju) February 8, 2022
McCarthy has previously said he believes Cheney and Kinzinger will have a hard time being reelected to Congress and it certainly doesn’t seem he’s wrong. The lawmakers are extremely unpopular in the GOP. They both voted to impeach former President Donald Trump. They have spent the year since he left office trashing him. Cheney lost her leadership role within the Republican Party and now the RNC is no longer backing either of them in the future. Their support of the most recent Democrat witch hunt was like icing on the cake of betrayal.
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