House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy repeatedly lied during a news conference defending President Donald Trump from articles of impeachment, and viewers found his performance maddening.
The California Republican complained that the minority was not allowed to call witnesses during impeachment hearings, but then cited testimony from a GOP witness to defend the president, and misrepresented the findings of the Justice Department's inspector general.
Scalise and McCarthy performing disappointed solemnity while lying through their teeth is maddening.— Will Wilkinson 🌐 (@Will Wilkinson 🌐) 1575994446.0
Wow. McCarthy knows as well as anyone that Pelosi, Democrats, Labor and others have been working to improve #USMCA… https://t.co/g4P3ishmmn— Danielle McLaughlin (@Danielle McLaughlin) 1575998087.0
@realDonaldTrump @GOPLeader says Pelosi held the USMCA for over a year.. That’s impossible. She became speaker in… https://t.co/CsjYA6DCxi— It Is What It Is (@It Is What It Is) 1575996353.0
@thomassova4 @KenDilanianNBC @MSNBC As much as I would like to believe that would matter, I’m losing hope by the mi… https://t.co/nEZ3pltzsl— MamaSuz (@MamaSuz) 1575998068.0
@cspan @GOPLeader Trump is an unindicted coconspirator in federal felonies (Cohen case - wire and mail fraud and ca… https://t.co/4btLWw9k9P— lawhawk #maskingforafriend (@lawhawk #maskingforafriend) 1575995766.0
@JohnBrennan @realDonaldTrump Yup. And I just called Rep. McCarthy and told him everything he said in his "response… https://t.co/T3J302jwFY— lil sis (@lil sis) 1575998066.0
@TeaPainUSA @Christyw277 The last time McCarthy told the truth was when he said trump was on Putin’s payroll. He’… https://t.co/OE9Bgkgve6— Scholarly Mama (@Scholarly Mama) 1575997730.0
It is amazing how @GOPLeader Kevin McCarthy can stand up and just lie & blindly support Trump & proclaim that the G… https://t.co/nOcBlSwiXx— alison wonderland (@alison wonderland) 1575998213.0
@mmpadellan It is absolutely sickening. And to witness Kevin McCarthy spew out lie after lie about the Dems’ “abus… https://t.co/ZIEYZysuKI— Laura E. Hess (@Laura E. Hess) 1575997420.0
I’m not sure I can involve myself anymore, it’s becoming unhealthy. I dreamed of chasing McConnell out of my home.… https://t.co/EvMmlREPdD— redheadedwoman@roadtoblue (@redheadedwoman@roadtoblue) 1575997127.0
@ABC Kevin McCarthy, it’s not about liking or disliking the President. Our entire republic was founded upon truth a… https://t.co/sAzY3tNhpy— John M (@John M) 1575997085.0
DEMs need to call out McCarthy today for his flat out lie that IG report confirms spying on Trump campaign - it did… https://t.co/QEMSCGPNwX— jhcreative (@jhcreative) 1575996947.0
McCarthy lies like Trump! https://t.co/ArEQpBz6PW— Billy Day (@Billy Day) 1575996878.0