Last week, House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) blamed the armed insurrection at the Capitol on Donald Trump, saying he “bears responsibility.” From there, he has since walked his comments back, and now, he says that everyone in this country is responsible for the mob of Trump supporters attacking the Capitol to overturn the election.
The Huffington Post reports that in an interview that will air on Sunday on Gray Television’s “Full Court Press With Greta Van Susteren,” McCarthy somehow insisted he wasn’t changing his tune.
“No, I have not changed in that,” he said. And while he did say that Trump bears some responsibility for the attack, he also blamed everyone in the U.S.
“I also think everybody across this country has some responsibility,” he said.
Social media users piled in.
Every abused spouse has heard this rationale. “If you’d just kept quiet and done what I told you to do, I wouldn’t have got so mad that I had to hit you. So you’re just as much at fault as I am.” Yeah. Not buying it.
— DBdant (@DBvelin) January 23, 2021
The President attempted a coup. The coup failed. In other countries the leader of a failed coup would be arrested, tried, convicted and executed. In the US, the President was removed from social media. Apparently, for the GOP, that was an overreaction.
— Cliff Schindler (@cliffschindler) January 23, 2021
Idk.. for some reason, I don’t feel I am to blame for storming the Capitol. You know, because I sat here at my house, watched it and cried from both sadness and anger.
— Michelle Oltmans (@mimioltmans) January 23, 2021
Kevin McCarthy probably thinks Poland had some responsibility when Germany invaded in 1939.
— Jason Klimowicz (@shinkanemaru) January 23, 2021
This is some profoundly fantastical both sides-ism here. So everybody is responsible for a violent insurrection seeking specifically to overturn an election in favor of Trump? https://t.co/1ieR3Tjwyu
— Jim Sciutto (@jimsciutto) January 23, 2021
This parasitic clown spent 4 years kowtowing to a sociopath.
A spineless yes-man stooge who bent the knee & enabled a madman.
He pushed the big lie. Told the mob that the election had been stolen.
He chummed the waters for the bloodthirsty zombie horde.
Kev needs to take a seat.
— Jo (@JoJoFromJerz) January 23, 2021
Yeah, I don’t think so. Pretty sure 81 million of us don’t have that responsibility.
— Mary Robertson (@mstrobertson) January 23, 2021
Someone should check on McCarthy’s wife to see if she’s OK. He sounds like an abusive husband: Why did you make me hit you?
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