House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) is facing withering criticism for telling an interviewer that every American shoulders part of the blame for the Jan. 6th storming of the U.S. Capitol by right-wing extremists urged on Donald Trump.
According to a report from HuffPost, McCarthy made his comments in an interview to be shown this Sunday on "Full Court Press With Greta Van Susteren," saying Trump bears some responsibility, before adding, "I also think everybody across this country has some responsibility."
That set off a flurry of criticism from critics accusing the Republican leader of trying to point the finger elsewhere for the MAGA-inspired coup attempt that led to five deaths.
You can see a sampling of responses below:
@igorbobic @aterkel Excuse me? I have no responsibility in that coup attempt! I voted. My voted counted. I didn… https://t.co/zs2bMVB9lZ— Sheila J. 🇺🇸. 🏴☠️ (@Sheila J. 🇺🇸. 🏴☠️)1611376632.0
@AnitaCreamer @igorbobic @aterkel "Both sides" gaslighting at its worst.— Brooke Binkowski (@Brooke Binkowski)1611376125.0
@igorbobic @aterkel Kevin McCarthy probably thinks Poland had some responsibility when Germany invaded in 1939.— Jason Klimowicz (@Jason Klimowicz)1611375080.0
This is fucking insane. McCarthy can’t be in leadership. This is disgraceful even for him. https://t.co/sOfAJhwC3V— Adam Parkhomenko (@Adam Parkhomenko)1611375866.0
@DBvelin @igorbobic @aterkel If he were still alive, spouse #1 would tell you about the day I broke his hand. I sto… https://t.co/wp3wXk3CD3— phbehnken (@phbehnken)1611387715.0
McCarthy was one of the first people to say (into a hidden mic) that he thought Trump was a paid agent of Putin. Th… https://t.co/B8pyC1JT4q— southpaw (@southpaw)1611377061.0
This must be condemned in the strongest terms. Neither I, nor any of the 82 million Americans who voted for Joe Bid… https://t.co/QgjgtUF2GD— soonergrunt 🇺🇸 (@soonergrunt 🇺🇸)1611375316.0
The incoherence ... God, the incoherence... https://t.co/Xrnms9TqEo via @HuffPostPol— Joy WE VOTED!! WEAR A MASK!! Reid 😷) (@Joy WE VOTED!! WEAR A MASK!! Reid 😷))1611375878.0
@invisiblelad007 @igorbobic @aterkel Because they have gotten away w/no consequences all along hell throw In lootin… https://t.co/niRVZMaPeP— Wen (@Wen)1611377725.0
@igorbobic @aterkel So @GOPLeader Kevin McCarthy went from it was Trump’s fault to not Trump’s fault to everyone’s… https://t.co/BtvxP7tlLl— PoliticOhMyGawd (@PoliticOhMyGawd)1611376351.0
"That was a despicable moment by Kevin McCarthy." -- Former Florida Republican Congressman @DavidJollyFL referring… https://t.co/4AtIFGJrBn— kendis (@kendis)1611402038.0
Serial liar Kevin McCarthy said "Everybody Across This Country" Is To Blame For Capitol Attack. Retweet if you had… https://t.co/b5TOstWC83— Aaron Black (@Aaron Black)1611383686.0
The Committee has voted. The person who most needs to eat a bowl of dicks tonight is....Kevin McCarthy.— Charles P. Pierce (@Charles P. Pierce)1611376197.0
Kevin McCarthy is complicit. I’m not. https://t.co/N3CJ0CD5Jz— Mark Jacob (@Mark Jacob)1611381307.0
@igorbobic @aterkel This is so offensive. It is a lie. Everybody did NOT have responsibility for the Jan. 6 insurre… https://t.co/WX39xEkYjY— Sandra #WearAMask Linville-Thomas (@Sandra #WearAMask Linville-Thomas)1611383063.0
Kevin McCarthy says that everyone in the country has some responsibility for the insurrection. McCarthy pushed the… https://t.co/0tvQegSbi8— ReallyAmerican.com 🇺🇸 (@ReallyAmerican.com 🇺🇸)1611385456.0