McCarthy rejects impeachment and raises censure of Trump over siege of Capitol

McCarthy rejects impeachment and raises censure of Trump over siege of Capitol


House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy told fellow lawmakers on Monday that he does not support impeaching President Trump in the final days of his presidency, but he raised other possible ways to address the Jan. 6 Capitol violence, including censuring the president.

McCarthy said zip ties were found on staff desks in his smashed and damaged Capitol office and told lawmakers, “I share your anger and your pain.”

“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 America back on a path towards unity and civility,” McCarthy wrote to fellow lawmakers in a letter obtained by the Washington Examiner. “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 rightfully denounced and prevented from occurring

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