House Minority Leader McCarthy Snuffs GOP Fire, Blasts Press Corps Hypocrisy

House Minority Leader McCarthy Snuffs GOP Fire, Blasts Press Corps Hypocrisy House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Caif.) speaks during his weekly news conference at the U.S. Capitol on February 27, 2020, in Washington, D.C. (Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

By Eric Mack | Friday, 03 December 2021 01:45 PM

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., admitted Friday his party would be better off working on behalf of the American people to stop the Biden administration than to engage in infighting, even if the media will keep pushing the same narrative.

The latest dust-up between Reps. Lauren Boebert, R-Colo., and Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., has led to a side argument between Reps. Marjorie Taylor Greene, R-Ga., and Nancy Mace, R-S.C. Mace called Taylore Green "trash" and Taylor Greene called Mace "crazy."

"It's things we would not want to deal with," McCarthy told reporters at his Friday press conference, adding, instead his party should focus on "things that the American people want to focus on: stopping inflation, gas prices and other major issues."

"And anything that deviates from that causes problems," he said.

McCarthy then blasted the media for its "double standard."

"Did any of you raise the question when someone on their side of the aisle said I work with the Ku Klux Klan, referring to Republicans," McCarthy said. "Did anyone on your side of the aisle talk about when Omar said the only reason I support Israel is about the Benjamins. And I never got a public apology or phone call.

"Or did anybody on your side of the aisle, I think you might ask [House] Speaker Pelosi about this one, when congressman Omar referred to America and the Taliban as equal?"

Pelosi "did not denounce Omar when she said that" he said.

"So, I think when somebody does something wrong, they apologize," McCarthy said. "Lauren Boebert apologized publicly; she picked up the phone. It took a lot of effort."

"In America, that's what we do, then we move onto the issues."

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