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Kevin McCarthy nervously cuts off the query when requested if he would testify about calling Trump

Kevin McCarthy cut the conversation off and gave only one word answer when asked if he would testify about his 1/6 call to Trump.

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Kevin McCarthy refused to respond when asked if he would testify about his conversation with Trump during the January 6 attack on the Capitol. pic.twitter.com/GoK6UkNv6z

– Sarah Reese Jones (@PoliticusSarah) May 20, 2021

CNN's Manu Raju asked, "Would you be willing to testify about your January 6 interview with Donald Trump if asked by an outside commission?"

McCarthy replied, “Sure. Next question."

Raju followed, "Would you?"

McCarthy didn't answer.

Kevin McCarthy is against the 1/6 commission for trying to hide something. If McCarthy really had nothing to hide or information that put Trump and the Republicans in a good light, he would be supporting the commission and giving testimony willingly.

The fact that he offered a one-word answer and then dropped out of questioning should tell the American people everything they need to know about McCarthy's guilt and his ability to involve Donald Trump.

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Mr. Easley is the Founder / Senior Editor, White House Press Pool, and a Congressional Correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a bachelor's degree in political science. His thesis focused on public order with a specialization in social reform movements.

Awards and professional memberships

Member of the Society of Professional Journalists and the American Political Science Association

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