Why it matters that Kevin McCarthy lied

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Updated 6:36 PM ET, Fri April 22, 2022

(CNN)On Thursday morning, The New York Times reported that House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy had told colleagues in the aftermath of the January 6 attack on the US Capitol that he was going to counsel then-President Donald Trump to resign.

On Thursday afternoon, McCarthy issued a blanket denial that he had ever said such a thing — calling The New York Times’ reporting “totally false and wrong.”

On Thursday night, the two New York Times reporters and authors of the forthcoming book “This Will Not Pass” — Alex Burns and Jonathan Martin — provided audio of McCarthy saying, well, exactly what they had reported him saying about Trump and resignation.

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Article URL : https://www.cnn.com/2022/04/22/politics/mccarthy-trump-jan-6-lie/index.html

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