GOP Leader Kevin McCarthy Rejects Impeachment, Floats ‘Censure’ Over Capitol Riot

GOP Leader Kevin McCarthy Rejects Impeachment, Floats ‘Censure’ Over Capitol Riot


House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (D-CA) again rejected House Majority Leader Nancy Pelosi’s (D-CA) calls for impeachment against President Trump, floating several other options instead, including “censure.”

McCarthy sent out a letter to House Republicans on Monday reiterating his stance against impeaching Trump over the Jan. 6 riot in the U.S. Capitol that disrupted Congress’s counting of electors and certification of the 2020 presidential election for President-elect Joe Biden. McCarthy floated several other options for denouncing the riots, including censure of unnamed actors.

McCarthy’s letter says in part:

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Personally, I continue to believe that an impeachment at this time would have the opposite effect of bringing our country together when we need to get American back on a path towards unity and civility. Notwithstanding the Speaker’s push towards impeachment, I have heard from members across our conference who have raised at least four potential avenues available to the House to ensure that the events of January 6 are

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