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McCarthy, McConnell split on RNC censure resolution

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Congressional Republican leaders, including Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA), have split on the Republican National Committee’s censure resolution of Reps. Adam Kinzinger (R-IL) and Liz Cheney (R-WY).

“The issue is whether or not the RNC should be sort of singling out members of our party who may have different views than the majority,” McConnell said. “That’s not the job of the RNC.”

“The RNC has every right to take any action and the position that I have is that you’re ultimately held accountable to voters in your district, voters who you represent,” House Republican Conference Chair Rep. Elize Stefanik (R-NY) said.

The Republican split is also divided when it comes to the RNC’s characterization of the Jan. 6 riots at the Capitol. The resolution described the people at the Capitol as, “ordinary citizens engaged in a legitimate political discourse.”

“It was a violent insurrection for the purpose of trying to prevent the peaceful transfer of power after a legitimately certified election from one administration to the next,” McConnell told reporters. 

McCarthy told CNN he believes the RNC used the phrase to describe six RNC officials recently subpoenaed who were in Florida on Jan. 6.

 

Annie Andersen: NEVER HAS THE GOP SPLIT BEEN MORE EVIDENT

TAKE SOT- Sen. Mitch MCCONNELL

<<“the issue is whether or not the RNC should be sort of singling out members of our party who may have different views than the majority. That’s not the job of the RNC.”>>

TAKE SOT- REP. ELISE STEFANIK (R-NY)

“The RNC has every right to take any action and the position that I have is that you’re ultimately held accountable to voters in your district, voters who you represent.”

Annie Andersen: THE FALLOUT FROM THE R-N-C’S CENSURE OF REPUBLICANS LIZ CHENEY AND ADAM KINZINGER CONTINUES…

WEDNESDAY…THE GOP SHOWING ITS DIVIDE EVEN MORE… 

THIS TIME ABOUT THE R-N-C’S characterization of THE JANUARY 6 RIOT AT THE CAPITOL, calling it “ordinary citizens engaged in legitimate political discourse”

SENATE MINORITY LEADER MITCH MCCONNELL DISAGREED WITH HOW THE RIOT THAT LED TO THE DEATH OF POLICE OFFICERS 

and caused 30 million dollars in damage SHOULD BE DEFINED

TAKE SOT- Sen. Mitch MCCONNELL

<<“It was a violent insurrection for the purpose of trying to prevent the peaceful transfer of power after a legitimately certified election from one administration to the next,”>>

Annie Andersen: BUT OVER ON THE HOUSE SIDE- where its leader is up for re-eelction in a Trump heavy district- 

well.. Lets just say legislation has never moved this fast in the Capitol

TAKE SOT- Rep. Kevin McCarthy

<<”This isn’t good for that.”>.

Annie Andersen: AND EARLIER THAT DAY

TAKE SOT- Rep. Kevin McCarthy

<<”Do you think there was legitimate political discourse on January 6?”

“Of course there was. Everyone who broke inside.”>>

Annie Andersen: KEVIN MCCARTHY’S TEAM LATER CLARIFIED HE MEANT TO SAY ‘Anyone who broke inside was not.’

AND KINZINGER.. WHO HAS ALREADY ANNOUNCED HE WON’T BE RUNNING FOR RE-ELECTION 

CALLING OUT MCCARTHY ON TWITTER… SAYING “THAT’S A PRETTY FAST PACE FOR HIM.. .CAN’T OUTRUN HISTORY.”

AND THEN THERE’S THIS CAPTCHA MEME KINZINGER TWEETED… 

WHOO… TALK ABOUT AN UNCOMFORTABLE WORK SITUATION.. 

THIS COULD BE A CHANCE FOR REPUBLICANS TO BAND TOGETHER… 

TAKING ADVANTAGE OF PRESIDENT BIDENS HISTORICALLY LOW APPROVAL RATINGS… 

BUT INSTEAD.. THEIR SPLIT IS LEADING THE NEWS CYCLE. 

STRAIGHT FROM DC I’M ANNIE ANDERSEN 

 

Congressional Republican leaders, including Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA), have split on the Republican National Committee’s censure resolution of Reps. Adam Kinzinger (R-IL) and Liz Cheney (R-WY).

“The issue is whether or not the RNC should be sort of singling out members of our party who may have different views than the majority,” McConnell said. “That’s not the job of the RNC.”

“The RNC has every right to take any action and the position that I have is that you’re ultimately held accountable to voters in your district, voters who you represent,” House Republican Conference Chair Rep. Elize Stefanik (R-NY) said.

The Republican split is also divided when it comes to the RNC’s characterization of the Jan. 6 riots at the Capitol. The resolution described the people at the Capitol as, “ordinary citizens engaged in a legitimate political discourse.”

“It was a violent insurrection for the purpose of trying to prevent the peaceful transfer of power after a legitimately certified election from one administration to the next,” McConnell told reporters. 

McCarthy told CNN he believes the RNC used the phrase to describe six RNC officials recently subpoenaed who were in Florida on Jan. 6.

 

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