New details emerge in McCarthy’s call with Trump on January 6
“Well Kevin, I guess these people are more upset about the election than you are”…Trump
“Who the Fu-k the do you think you are talking to?” … McCarthy
[ Editor’s Note: You just can’t make this shit up. This trial is going to enshrine the debased caliber of political ‘talent’ we elect to Congress. Here is proof that Trump was all in, putting maximum pressure on to get the election flipped, where if he went down, he could not care less about anyone else.
It still amazes me that a trait so obvious in Trump seems to be so invisible to the Trumptards. McCarthy is now among the worst, thanks to the Congresswoman who McCarthy briefed in on the con, and she went public.
It is one thing for the public to be conned by a political sociopath (and no, I am not being unkind with that remark as it is just an observation, because at VT we run across truck loads of such people all the time), but it is another level to not even care when the truth comes out.
It reminds me of General Honore’s memorable term he used in his Katrina operation, when telling his troops to put their guns down, as they were not there looking for people to shoot, but to help them. He chastised them with “Don’t get stuck on stupid!”
While it seems assured that the Republicans are going to let Trump slide on a conviction, for the trade off that they will get the Trumptards’ support in the elections of 2022 and 2024, they will forever be stained for breaking their oath of office to defend the Constitution, preferring their own political careers instead.
What we do, or don’t do, will also define our behavior on this sad event. The term I liked most was that the Trumptard Republicans are a cancer on our body politic that must be removed.
If the GOP votes to let Trump go, then it will be time, as the pirates of old use to say, “to raise the black flag”. While ‘they’ may claim their right to self preservation as cover for the actions they are taking, they will be once again showing that they took a fake oath and are a disgrace to their office… Jim W. Dean ]
First aired … February 12, 2021
In an expletive-laced phone call with House Republican leader Kevin McCarthy while the Capitol was under attack, then-President Donald Trump said the rioters cared more about the election results than McCarthy did. CNN Special Correspondent Jamie Gangel reports.
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