Kevin McCarthy Does Damage Control
Plus: All eyes on immigration.
You might be wondering after our Tuesday edition: Did Florida Rep. Charlie Crist go to D.C. this week? Nope. He voted by proxy on every bill.
Meanwhile, Haley has also been in Florida (just visiting family, not running for governor), so Audrey and Harvest kindly agreed to keep Uphill afloat today.
House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy’s week can be summed up in two words: damage control.
Days after being caught lying to the New York Times about his comments to fellow House GOP leaders in the aftermath of January 6, McCarthy had to defend himself against yet another report from the Times’ Jonathan Martin and Alex Burns: In the days following the Capitol riot, McCarthy privately expressed fear to colleagues that several hard-liners in the House GOP conference might incite violence against other members in the wake of the attack.
McCarthy expressed particular frustration with Florida Rep. Matt Gaetz, who took to the airwaves to deride then-House GOP Conference Chair Liz Cheney for her criticism of former President Donald Trump’s role in the riot.