Minority House leader Kevin McCarthy, R-California, right, and representative Steve Chabo, R-Ohio, both held a press conference at the Capitol Visitor Center after meeting with the House Republican Conference on Wednesday, September 23, 2020.
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The leader of the Republican Parliament in the House of Representatives told his colleagues on Monday that President Donald Trump has some responsibility for Wednesday̵
Minority leader Kevin McCarthy of California also did not rule out support for a proposal to denounce Trump for his actions, according to the report.
Prior to Monday’s conference with Republicans in parliament, McCarthy had not said Trump was in any way to blame for the uprising that killed five people, including a Capitol police officer killed by a crowd of supporters of the president.
His comments came as Democrats, who have a majority in the House, moved on to impeach Trump to incite the revolt. So far, Vice President Mike Pence has opposed calling for a 25th Amendment to the Constitution, removing Trump from office.
Democrats say Trump and a number of his allies are to blame for the invasion, which came after he called on supporters of a White House rally to “fight” him to block congressional confirmation of Joe Biden’s election.
McCarthy still opposes Trump’s impeachment, saying in a letter to colleagues at GOP House on Monday that “it would have the opposite effect of uniting our country.”
But the letter, received from NBC News, outlines four potential actions to tackle the riot, none of which names Trump.
The four options, described in detail by McCarthy, suggest that they will ensure that what happened is “properly exposed and prevented from happening in the future.”
These include: “Resolution of Dissatisfaction under the Rules of the House of Parliament”, “Bipartisan Commission to Investigate the Circumstances of the Attack”, “Reform of the 1887 Election Census Act” and “Legislation to Promote Voter Confidence in Future federal elections. “
The last point reflects the fact that many Republican voters and members of the Republican House believe that Trump was deceived by winning the election through widespread ballot fraud.
However, no court has found such fraud, despite dozens of lawsuits filed by Trump and her election day surrogates.
Before resigning as attorney general after the election, William Barr had said there was no evidence of Trump-sponsored fraud that would invalidate Biden’s victory.