It’s been roughly two months since Kevin McCarthy was removed from the House speaker in a historic vote. McCarthy declared last week that he would be leaving the House at the end of the year and is ready to join Trump administration.
Here you have the details of the news.
McCarthy’s defense of Trump amidst authoritarian concerns
On “CBS Sunday Morning,” Representative Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) Longtime Trump supporter stated in the interview that he believes Trump will be the Republican nominee in 2024 and that he is supporting the former president’s bid for reelection.
After months without formally announcing, McCarthy said he would be open to joining Trump’s Cabinet “in the right position.”
Last week, Trump stated that he wanted to be a “dictator for one day” in order to strengthen the southern border and start drilling within the United States, which stoked more worries.
During a town hall, Fox News host Sean Hannity questioned Trump on his intentions to “abuse power, to break the law, to use the government to go after people” if reelected.
After failing to respond directly to the question the first time, Trump responded, “Except for day one,” when pressed again.
When Robert Costa of CBC said, “You praise Trump’s policies. You say he’s a good guy,”
“But many Americans, they look at his language, they listen to his speeches, and they hear an authoritarian, some say even a fascist on the horizon in this country. What do you say to those people who have those real concerns?”
McCarthy responded, “I don’t see that, and this is what I am saying to President Trump as well. What President Trump needs to do in this campaign, he needs to be about rebuilding, restoring, renewing America. It can’t be about revenge.”
Costa then pointed out how Trump “talks about revenge, day after day.” To that, McCarthy responded, “He needs to stop that,”
Costa further questioned, “You think he’s going to listen to you saying, ‘Stop that. Stop that?’ He has not listened to anyone before,”
McCarthy casually claimed, “That’s not true,” McCarthy added, “He will adjust when he gets all the facts.”
McCarthy’s comments coincide with worries from several Democrats and even some Republicans that Trump will misuse his position to harass people who have offended or disagreed with him.
Based on several previous remarks, the former president seems to be focusing on getting revenge and scheming against his rivals if he were to return to the White House in 2024.
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