Kevin McCarthy was unable to determine whether Madison Cowthorne exaggerated claims that House Republicans were using cocaine and binge-watching, or if they were untrue.
McCarthy told reporters:
News: McCarthy said he told Madison Cowthorne at a meeting today that the freshman had lost trust and that he needed to take steps to change his life or there could be consequences.
Also said Cawthorn admitted his allegations of binge and cocaine were exaggerated/untrue.
— Melanie Zanona (@MZanona) March 30, 2022
Are these claims exaggerated or untrue? These are two very different things. What does Cawthorn exaggerate and what is untrue? McCarthy’s answer only raises more questions.
A good answer is easy to understand. “No, House Republicans don’t do cocaine and bingeing” would be a definite answer.
Does McCarthy mean that Republicans don’t always smoke cocaine, or that they don’t have an organized binge?
If this is how McCarthy plans to answer questions when he becomes speaker, Republicans will have a lot of problems.
Kevin McCarthy basically told Madison Cawthorn to clean up his life, but he didn’t tell him he would stop supporting his re-election bid.
There are some big problems with the House GOP caucuss, while Kevin McCarthy has zero repairs.
In fact, he may have made things worse.
Mr. Easley is the editor-in-chief. He is also a congressional correspondent for the White House Press Center and PolitcusUSA. Jason has a BA in Political Science. His graduate work has focused on public policy, with a focus on social reform movements.
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