Kevin McCarthy wishes to clarify that when he belatedly and timorously conceded that Donald Trump bore some tiny sliver of responsibility for the Trump/Hawley/Cruz/McCarthy Sedition Riots, he meant this only in the cosmic sense that we ALL bear some responsibility for it, man:
House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) attracted attention last week when he said in a floor speech that former President Donald Trump “bears responsibility” for the deadly Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol.
But since then, he has seemed to walk back his criticism.
On Thursday, he told reporters that he didn’t actually believe Trump had “provoked” the mob of his supporters.
In an interview airing Sunday on Gray Television’s “Full Court Press With Greta Van Susteren,” McCarthy insisted he wasn’t changing his tune.
“No, I have not changed in that,” he said.
He stood by his assertion that Trump does bear some responsibility for what happened. But, he added, so does every other person around the country.
“I also think everybody across this country has some responsibility,” he said.
McCarthy then started pointing to Democrats who opposed Trump, Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.), people who are rude on social media and law enforcement authorities who didn’t prepare for the attack as some of the people who were somehow responsible.
Clearly, the beginning of the path to January 6 was paved by Maxine Waters murdering Michael Tracey.
I strongly support the California’s decision to legalize pot, but every policy has its downside.