Representative Kevin McCarthy, the Republican leader of the House, told GOP lawmakers in the days following the January 6, 2021 attack on the U.S. Capitol that former President Donald J. Trump acknowledged he bore “some responsibility” for what happened that day. , new sound revealed.
The audio obtained by DailyExpertNews that appeared Friday is part of a series of new revelations about the personal denunciations of Mr. Trump’s Republican leaders in the days after his supporters stormed the Capitol as part of an effort to increase certification of US dollars. electoral votes for Joseph R. Biden Jr.
“Let me be very clear to all of you, and I have been very clear to the President: He bears responsibility for his words and actions,” Mr McCarthy said during the appeal, which took place on Jan. 11. , or buts.”
“I personally asked him today if he is responsible for what happened?” said Mr. McCarthy. ‘Does he mind what happened? He told me that he has some responsibility for what happened and that he should acknowledge it.”
Mr McCarthy’s claim runs counter to the former president’s refusal, then and now, to accept responsibility for the deadly attack. It illustrates the huge gap between the personal, mocking tone Republican leaders use about the former president and their public flattery of their party’s de facto leader.
Mr Trump did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
DailyExpertNews reported Thursday that Mr. McCarthy had told Republicans that he intended to urge Mr Trump to resign. The coverage is based on the upcoming book “This Will Not Pass: Trump, Biden and the Battle for America’s Future.”
McCarthy disputed that coverage, but in an audio clip obtained by The Times of another phone call with Republican lawmakers, Mr. McCarthy said he would tell Mr. Trump about the impeachment resolution: “I think this will pass, and it would be my recommendation.” that you should resign.” The Times has watched the full recording of the conversation, which lasts just over an hour.