After a meeting with House Republicans on Wednesday, September 23, 2020, House Minority Leaders, Kevin McCarthy of California (right) and Representative Steve Chabot of Ohio A press conference was held at the Capitol Visitor Center.
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Two sources told NBC News that the leader of the Republican Caucus of the House of Representatives told colleagues on Monday that President Donald Trump was responsible for Wednesday̵
According to the report, California minority leader Kevin McCarthy also did not rule out supporting a motion condemning Trump’s actions.
Prior to the conference call with House Republicans on Monday, McCarthy did not say that Trump should be blamed in any way for the riot, which killed five people, including congressional police who were killed by a mob of presidential supporters.
Commenting on his report comes as Democrats with a majority of members of the House of Representatives have begun impeaching Come Trump to incite riots. So far, Vice President Mike Pence has refused to invoke the 25th Amendment to the Constitution to remove Trump from office.
Democrats said that Trump and some of his allies should not be attacked by accusations. This was when the supporters he asked rallied outside the White House to “beat” with him to block Congress that confirmed that Biden was elected president.
McCarthy still opposes Trump’s impeachment, saying in a letter to colleagues in the Republican House of Representatives on Monday that this “will unite our country and have the opposite effect.”
However, the letter obtained by NBC News suggested four potential actions to resolve the riot, but none of them mentioned Trump.
McCarthy (McCarthy) detailed four options to ensure that what happens is “correctly condemned and prevented from happening in the future.”
These include: “a guarantee resolution made under the House of Representatives rules”, “a bipartisan committee investigating the circumstances surrounding the attack”, “reforms to the Electoral Counting Act of 1887” and “increase voter confidence in future federal elections legislation”. “
The last item reflects the fact that many Republican voters and members of the Republican House of Representatives believe that Trump was cheated of winning the election due to widespread vote fraud.
However, despite dozens of lawsuits filed by Trump’s campaign and his agents since campaign day, no court found such fraud.
Before William Barr resigned from the post of US Attorney General after the election, there was no evidence that the kind of fraud Trump claimed could invalidate Biden’s victory.