GOP Leader Rep. Kevin McCarthy appeared on “Sunday Morning Futures” to say there should be more consideration for President Trump’s well-being in light of his coronavirus diagnosis. He added that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’ reaction to the news was “rather disgusting.”
When Pelosi learned of the president’s illness she called Trump’s behavior a “brazen invitation” to the diagnosis.
“This is uncalled for, especially in this time and place,” McCarthy said. “Other nations are watching America. This is the one time we could unite together… [Trump] is sitting here trying to work with this speaker to get a COVID relief package together and these are the comments that she makes? It’s really unbecoming of that position.”
McCarthy recalled a conversation he had with the president Friday night when he said he was very worried about the others who had also recently tested positive for the virus. He said Trump appreciated the wishes of good health but still had a lot of work to do.
The leader also responded to recently released, declassified Russian intelligence, suggesting that Hillary Clinton devised a plan before the 2016 election start rumors that then-candidate Trump conspired with President Vladimir Putin.
This information was sent in a letter on September 29th from Director of National Intelligence John Ratcliffe to Senator Lindsey Graham.
“No one in Congress, the House or the Senate, has ever seen this information, even though we have spent all these years investigating,” McCarthy commented. “Now remember [former FBI agent] Peter Strzok, he was on Crossfire Hurricane and the Mueller Report, and never once did this intelligence show up anywhere… This is the biggest news that didn’t get reported.”
This would mean that former CIA Director John Brennan, former FBI Director James Comey, and President Obama were aware of Clinton’s alleged plan and never brought it to the attention of Congress.
McCarthy said because of this the time spent investigating was a “waste” of two years.
He said, “This should drive every member of Congress to go get the underlying information that John Ratcliffe has just made transparent to the world.”