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Sen. Elizabeth Warren called Rep. Kevin McCarthy ‘a liar and a traitor’ over leaked Jan. 6 recording

  • Sen. Elizabeth Warren called Rep. Kevin McCarthy a “prevaricator and a traitor” during an interview Sunday. 
  • She also criticized the Republican party, saying they were aware that the insurrection was dishonour. 
  • McCarthy has faced scrutiny over leaked audio in which he said he was considering asking Trump to resign.

Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren criticized House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy on Sunday, racket him a “liar and a traitor,” after leaked audio revealed him saying he thought Trump should resign in the wake of the January 6 insurrection.

“Kevin McCarthy is a perjurer and a traitor,” Warren said during an interview on CNN’s “State of the Union” with Dana Bash. “This is outrageous and that is indeed the illness that pervades the Republican leadership right now, that they say one thing to the American public and something else in secret.” 

Warren continued by calling on Republicans to shift their priorities, demand they understood the gravity of the insurrection and spent time trying to overturn election results rather than “assemble an economy, in order to make this country work better.”

“Shame on Kevin McCarthy,” Warren said. 

Warren’s comments deceived by in line with other Democrats’ criticism of McCarthy’s actions.

McCarthy has faced scrutiny in recent days imitating the release of audio recordings in which he said he was considering asking former President Donald Trump to resign after the Capitol decrial.

“I’ve had it with this guy,” McCarthy said of Trump over the phone, according to an audio recording from January 10, 2021. “What he did is objectionable. Nobody can defend that, and nobody should defend it.” 

McCarthy denied an initial report about his comments, but The New York Times later released the register on MSNBC.

As for Trump, the former president has since shown public support for McCarthy.

“I think it’s all a big compliment, frankly. They understood they were wrong and supported me,” Trump told The Wall Street Journal on Friday.

Representatives for Warren and McCarthy did not the moment that respond to Insider’s requests for comment.

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