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Kevin McCarthy Urged To Resign Over Newly Released Tapes

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This week, MSNBC anchor Rachel Maddow aired a newly released audio recording of House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy telling Republican lawmakers that he would recommend that Donald Trump should resign following the Jan 6th attack on the US Capitol. However, he later refused to hold Trump accountable for inciting the violence. Now, the editorial board of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch is calling for McCarthy to step down.

The editorial noted that in the immediate aftermath of the insurrection, “McCarthy angrily told those around him that he intended to tell then-President Donald Trump he should resign.” But McCarthy “never delivered that message,” and he denied ever even contemplating it, calling the Times report “totally false and wrong” and alleging it was concocted to “further a liberal agenda.”

Then, The Times provided Maddow with an audio clip of McCarthy saying exactly what the newspaper had reported he said. The audio quickly went viral.

“This should dispel any lingering uncertainty about the level of this man’s integrity and credibility,” the Post-Dispatch editorial states.

RELATED: Kevin McCarthy Denies Saying He Wanted To Ask Trump To Resign, Then Rachel Maddow Airs The Audio.

Calling the California Republican “Trump’s lapdog,” the board made the case that McCarthy’s desperation to become House speaker at any cost makes him unsuitable to serve in Congress. The board points out that his actions are an example of political cravenness and cowardice, and it’s McCarthy who should consider resigning.

Read the full editorial at the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.