Kevin McCarthy

Where Things Stand: McCarthy Hides From Jan. 6 Testimony Prime Badge
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The House minority leader says he didn’t even watch the hearing he was trying to distract you from.

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Where Things Stand: McCarthy Kisses The Ring Ahead Of Jan 6 Committee’s First Hearing Prime Badge
on May 4, 2017 in Washington, DC.

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) met with the former president in New Jersey yesterday to discuss the midterms — the second such meeting the two have held since McCarthy announced from the House floor that Trump deserved at least some blame for the insurrection.

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UNITED STATES - MAY 12: Rep. Adam Kinzinger, R-Ill., is seen in the Capitol Visitor Center before House Republicans voted to remove Rep. Liz Cheney, R-Wyo., from the position of House Republican Conference Chair on Wednesday, May 12, 2021. (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
UNITED STATES - SEPTEMBER 30: House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., and Republican Conference Chair Liz Cheney, R-Wyo., conduct a news conference on the China Task Force report in the Capitol’s Rayburn Room on Wednesday, September 30, 2020. The report outlines bipartisan action to combat threats from China. (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
Where Things Stand: Cheney’s Almost Certainly Toast Prime Badge
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“Yes, I do.”

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) sealed Rep. Liz Cheney’s (R-WY) fate over the weekend with those three words.

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Representative Adam Kinzinger, a Republican from Illinois, speaks during a hearing in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Wednesday, March 10, 2021. The Biden administration is considering withdrawing all troops from Afghanistan by May 1 as it leans on President Ashraf Ghani to accelerate peace talks with the Taliban, including by supporting a proposal for six-nation discussions that include Iran. Photographer: Ting Shen/Bloomberg
Where Things Stand: McCarthy’s Back On The Couch Prime Badge
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Just in case the House minority leader’s sleeping arrangements were keeping you up at night — he told “Fox and Friends” this morning that he will soon be back to sleeping on the couch in his office on the Hill where he, apparently, belongs.

Nature is healing, etc.

But why are Kevin McCarthy’s sleeping arrangements a topic of discussion? Read More

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