Kevin McCarthy Was About To Tell Trump To Resign

( A new book has revealed that Kevin McCarthy, the leader of the Republican Party in the House, told some of his colleagues that he would urge Donald Trump, who was president at the time, to resign from office following the attacks at the U.S. Capitol building on January 6, 2021.
The book, “This Will Not Pass: Trump, Biden and the Battle for America’s Future,” is set to be released next month. It was written by two reporters with the New York Times.
The Times recently published an adaption of the book in the paper, in which it quoted McCarthy as telling a group of leaders in the GOP on January 10, 2021:
“I’ve had it with this guy.”
In the few days after the riot at the Capitol building on January 6 of 2021, McCarthy denounced Trump publicly, as did many other Republican leaders. His point was that the then-president didn’t do more to stop the attack from happening, as members of Congress were inside working to certify the results of the Electoral College from the 2020 presidential election.
As McCarthy said during a speech from the House floor at the time:
“The president bears responsibility for Wednesday’s attack on Congress by mob rioters. He should have immediately denounced the mob when he saw what was unfolding. These facts require immediate action by President Trump.”
Just a few days after Trump left the White House on January 20, McCarthy swapped positions. He traveled to Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort to meet with the then-former president, at which time they struck a deal that paved the path forward.
In a statement released after the meeting, the former president’s Save America political action committee said:
“President Trump has agreed to work with Leader McCarthy on helping the Republican Party to become a majority in the House.”
The topic of that meeting revolved around how the GOP could meet its goal of winning back the majority of the House following the midterm elections later this year.
The PAC said:
“[The Republican Party] worked very well together in the last election and picked up at least 15 seats when most predicted it would be the opposite. They will do so again, and the work has already started.”
McCarthy released his own statement following his meeting with Trump, saying it was essential for the GOP to come together so they could win back the House. The statement read:
“A united conservative movement will strengthen the bonds of our citizens and uphold the freedoms our country was founded on.”
Since then, McCarthy has struck a much different tone than the one the book alleges that he was saying to Republican colleagues. He has backed Trump in all ways and continues to be on his side.
That’s why after the Times published the adaptation of the book, McCarthy’s spokesman, Mark Bednar, said:
“McCarthy never said he’d call Trump to say he should resign.”