Kevin McCarthy Just Told A Potential Lie That Could End Him
Kevin McCarthy denied that he has made a deal to keep Rep. George Santos in the House, and if he is lying, his lie will end him.
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Kevin McCarthy May Have Told A Big Lie At His First Press Conference
Senior House Republicans knew that George Santos was a fraud while he was running for Congress. Instead of calling out his efforts to defraud the voters of New York’s Third District, McCarthy helped Santos get elected.
However, with the criminal and ethics investigations piling up against Santos, McCarthy has a problem. Speaker McCarthy has hidden behind a claim that Santos is innocent until proven guilty, which is revealing because the Speaker suggested that no action will be taken against Santos unless he is convicted of a crime.
There has been speculation that McCarthy made a deal with Santos to keep him in the House in exchange for his support in the speaker election.
McCarthy was asked about such a deal at his press conference on Thursday:
McCarthy’s only response to Democrats suggesting that he cut a deal with Santos was, “I’d say they're wrong.”
The whole exchange took 11 seconds, but if McCarthy is lying the ramifications will be enormous.
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