McCarthy said President Trump 'bears responsibility for the January 6 attack. But then he had to be publicly shamed into meeting with police officers injured by the violent pro-Trump mob. Speaker Pelosi made the right decision to reject two of his picks who are hostile to the truth. — U.S. Rep. Joaquin Castro, D-Texas
McCarthy said President Trump 'bears responsibility for the January 6 attack. But then he had to be publicly shamed into meeting with police officers injured by the violent pro-Trump mob. Speaker Pelosi made the right decision to reject two of his picks who are hostile to the truth. — U.S. Rep. Joaquin Castro, D-Texas
‘What you’re doing is unprecedented’: McCarthy-Pelosi feud boils over
The relationship between House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy was never very warm. Now it’s in the downright gutter.

After a whiplash week of power plays between the two party leaders over the January 6 select committee, tensions are at an all-time high between the California lawmakers, and there are zero signs of that simmering down anytime soon – with both lambasting each other publicly and erupting at each other privately.

In a heated phone call last week, Pelosi informed McCarthy that she would reject two of his selections to the special House committee investigating the January 6 attack. Voices were raised, a source with knowledge of the matter said, and McCarthy protested, hinting the decision could come back to haunt her.

“What you’re doing is unprecedented,” McCarthy told Pelosi, according to a second source familiar with the call.

Publicly, Pelosi agreed. “The unprecedented nature of January 6th demands this unprecedented decision,” Pelosi said, contending that McCarthy’s selections of GOP Reps. Jim Banks of Indiana and Jim Jordan of Ohio would have undercut the integrity of the probe.

Pelosi is now plowing ahead with an investigation into the deadly Capitol riot, which could ensnare not only former President Donald Trump but McCarthy himself and several of his GOP colleagues.

... “McCarthy said President Trump ‘bears responsibility for the January 6 attack,” said Texas Rep. Joaquin Castro, a Democratic manager for the then-President’s second impeachment trial for inciting the insurrection, referring to remarks the GOP leader made a week after the riot.

“But then he had to be publicly shamed into meeting with police officers injured by the violent pro-Trump mob,” Castro said. “Speaker Pelosi made the right decision to reject two of his picks who are hostile to the truth.”
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