House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) has spent the better part of the months since the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol trying to come up with someone else to blame for the attack.
First, McCarthy put the blame on President Donald Trump. McCarthy even told fellow members during a conference call the week after the attack that it had nothing to do with Antifa. But after a few months, he "evolved" back to the Trump message.
Now his take is that Trump wasn't the only one to blame. He's flailing in his ongoing attempt to avoid any accountability at the ballot box for the GOP in 2022.
But as Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-CA) noted, if there were others to blame, why didn't McCarthy call them on Jan. 6 to beg for help?
"Answer me this," Swalwell posed. "If @GOPLeader McCarthy thinks anyone but Trump was responsible for January 6, why is Trump the ONLY person McCarthy contacted to call off the attack? McCarthy didn't call @SpeakerPelosi or Antifa, etc to stop it. He knew then and he knows now."
It's an important question for McCarthy to answer as he continues to tear down the Jan. 6 committee. Members of his caucus are already calling for Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY) and Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-IL) to be expelled from the GOP caucus for agreeing to be Republicans on the select committee.
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Tennessee Rep. David Byrd, a Republican, didn't just get COVID-19, he has become one of the many suffering from the long-hauler's form of the deadly virus.
The Washington Post reported Sunday that after having the virus for 8 months, he's begging people to get vaccinated because no one should have to deal with what he has.
"It is a disease that wants to kill us," Byrd said in a statement Friday. He explained that he spent 55 days on a ventilator while the virus destroyed his memory, his muscles and his organs. He ultimately was forced to have a liver transplant in June.
The report explained that things were so bad that his family began organizing his funeral.
"This is not an issue that should divide us," he begged people to understand.
In June 2020, he supported a resolution that accused the media of sensationalizing the pandemic. Last year, he thought there was a political agenda behind the media coverage. This year, he knows better.
Fox News allowed Lara Trump to fill in Sunday for one of its afternoon shows. She ranted about a Facebook ad response that has been twisted into a conspiracy theory and then lashed out at an American Olympian.
Olympic athlete Gwen Berry said she would protest the American National Anthem if she wins a medal in the hammer throw. Many Black athletes have protested during the National Anthem dating back decades, but when President Donald Trump lashed out at them, his flock of fans followed, including his daughter-in-law.
"I feel like I've earned the right to wear this uniform," Berry said when she made it through her qualifying round.
It was Berry, who, two years ago at the Pan American Games, raised her fist in solidarity with Black America, similar to the 1968 fist raised by Gold medalist Tommie Smith and bronze medalist John Carlos after the 200 m race.
It triggered Trump to such a degree that she even fumbled her own insult, "there are a lot of people who hope she doesn't make it to that podium because, you know, she's — she's not doing the right thing with that."
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