Speaker Kevin McCarthy just lit into a CNN reporter and she tried to weasel out of her network’s history of hypocrisy. The heated exchange started with a question about whether McCarthy was “prepared to defend” Donald Trump in his recent indictment.
The speaker just happened to mention the example of Andrew McCabe who is now working for CNN and the reporter responded by interrupting and claiming that was a “different set of facts.”
That’s when things took off…
REPORTER: But this is a different case, this is a different set of circumstances. Right? The former president is accused of misleading law enforcement, of a conspiracy of obstructing justice. That’s a different set of facts. Are you prepared to defend him as the former president and what other actions will the House take in the House Judiciary Committee in terms of funding?
MCCARTHY: I’m answering your question. You can ask me any question you want, but I’m entitled to answer the question. You can’t put words in my mouth. Even though your network can hire Andrew McCabe who was fired from the FBI for leaking classified documents. Did you remove him from your network? No, you continue to put him on to give judgment against President Trump. You also hire Clapper.
REPORTER: What steps is the House going to take in terms of…is there any effort to defund the FBI, any effort to defund the Department of Justice after what you’ve seen the last couple of days?
MCCARTHY: So your network hires Clapper, who literally lied to the American public. One of 51 other individuals that had briefings and used it politically to tell the American public that a laptop was Russia collusion even though it had all this information about the Biden administration. Are you prepared to get rid of those people from your network? Because my concern as a policymaker is that when you weaponize government, and now you’re weaponizing networks, that is wrong.
Way to handle the liberal media, McCarthy!
McCarthy just LIT UP this CNN reporter about them hiring McCabe and Clapper after they leaked classified information and interfered in 2020 pic.twitter.com/JyZg171M0z
— Jack Poso 🇺🇸 (@JackPosobiec) June 12, 2023