Speaker of the House Kevin McCarthy had a feisty exchange Tuesday with a reporter who questioned him about a potential indictment of former President Donald Trump.
A reporter at the Congressional Institute panel on which the speaker appeared could be heard noting to McCarthy that Republicans have spoken out in support of Trump after the former president claimed he would soon be indicted by the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office.
The reporter went on to ask whether Republicans were allowing Trump’s legal troubles to distract the party from issues that might help the GOP win back “suburban voters” after the disappointing 2022 midterms.
“Ok, I hear your question, I don’t agree with your question. So it’s not here that we’re coming to defend President Trump, what we’re coming to defend is equal justice in America, and I think every American believes in that,” McCarthy said.
“I’ve watched CNN last night, a person that is never going to vote for me, with the exact same position. So, I don’t know if you’d phrase the question to him the same way you would to me, because we both come to the same answer: that what we see before us is not equal justice.”
McCarthy recently disagreed with Trump’s call for protest in case of the former president’s arrest.
“I don’t think people should protest this, no,” McCarthy reportedly said. “And I think President Trump, if you talk to him, he doesn’t believe that, either.”
“Nobody should harm one another,” McCarthy reportedly continued. “We want calmness out there.”
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