There are some Republicans who are willing to speak out against Donald Trump. They are, however, not very popular in the party right now. While Mitch McConnell has given senator’s free reign to speak out against the former president, Kevin McCarthy isn’t do in the same in the House.
While Liz Cheney was able to maintain a place of leadership despite her vote against Trump, she is slowly being fazed out. During a Fox News interview on Thursday, McCarthy accused the Wyoming Rep. of taking part in cancel culture.
Cheney was asked yesterday whether or not Trump should speak at the CPAC conference. She told reporters, “That’s up to CPAC. I’ve been clear in my views about President Trump and the extent to which following January 6, I don’t believe he should be playing a role in the future of the party or the country.”
McCarthy was asked about those comments today. “Look, I don’t believe in cancel culture, whether it be a Republican or Democrat,” McCarthy said. “I believe in free speech. This Republican Party is a big tent, we are a party of ideas, some people should be hearing our ideas. But the idea that a Republican would join with cancel culture — I just think is wrong,” McCarthy said. “It’s beyond just having a difference of opinion.”
Watch a clip of the segment below, courtesy of Fox News:
Rep. Kevin McCarthy responds to Rep. Liz Cheney's Trump/CPAC comment:
"The idea that a Republican would join with cancel culture is beyond wrong."pic.twitter.com/ESwmdN8ZzC
— The Recount (@therecount) February 25, 2021
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