When a reporter pointedly ask him if the American people have a right to know about his conversations with Donald Trump on January 6th–including one where Trump reportedly told him the domestic terrorists attacking Congress were more upset about Trump losing the election than McCarthy was (a detail he didn’t mention in television interviews that day), McCarthy very clumsily tried to deflect.
“Y’know, that’s a great question,” McCarthy started. “You know the great thing about that? I didn’t wait a year later. On January spic, sixth, I spoke to the American public, not by one network but by many networks. My conversation was very short. Advising the president what was happening here. There is nothing I can provide the January 6th committee for legislation of them moving forward [sic]. There is nothing in that realm. It is pure politics of what they’re playing [sic].”