Kevin McCarthy rebuffs Trump's suggestion that Republicans shouldn't vote in elections he thinks are rigged
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This Thursday during a press conference, House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) was questioned about former President Donald Trump and his comments where he suggested Republicans sit out elections that he and his allies claim are "rigged."

As POLITICO points out, McCarthy replied that people "should participate in their elections," he said, adding that he believes people should vote to "change the direction" of the country."

Earlier this month, Trump said, "If we don't solve the Presidential Election Fraud of 2020 (which we have thoroughly and conclusively documented), Republicans will not be voting in '22 or '24."

Many agree that Trump's words could have a negative effect on GOP elections. Some think the GOP could have retained control of the Senate if Trump hadn't pushed the idea that there's no point in voting in elections he falsely believes are rigged.