Home Minority Chief Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) stated days after the U.S. Capitol riot that then-President Donald Trump had admitted to him that he bore some duty for the violence that unfurled amongst his supporters on Jan. 6 final yr.
“I say he has duty. He instructed me personally that he does have some duty. I believe lots of people do,” McCarthy stated in a Jan. 12 interview with Bakersfield, California, radio station KERN that CNN’s “Ok-File” unearthed and launched on Friday.
Take heed to the audio right here:
McCarthy reportedly made the same declare about Trump taking duty for the riot in a Jan. 11 name to Republican lawmakers, per Reuters.
“I requested him personally at present if he holds duty for what occurred, if he feels dangerous about what occurred. He instructed me he does have some duty for what occurred,” the highest Home Republican reportedly stated, though he’s since claimed he can’t recall saying it.
The resurfacing of the KERN interview audio is notable, given how Trump has by no means publicly admitted his function in inciting the storming of the Capitol (for which he was later impeached) and McCarthy has reasserted himself as a key Trump ally and refused to cooperate with the Home choose committee’s investigation into the riot.
Take heed to McCarthy’s full interview on KERN Radio right here: