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Report: Kevin McCarthy Wanted Twitter To Boot Lauren Boebert, Others, Alongside Trump

Report: Kevin McCarthy Wanted Twitter To Boot Lauren Boebert, Others, Alongside Trump

After the January 6th attack on Congress, Donald Trump was kicked off social media, with his Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube accounts disabled, among others. Publicly, Republicans have called this unfair censorship, with some even alleging that it was illegal. Now a new book reveals that leadership discussed wanting Trump out, and thought others in his camp should also be removed from social media.

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According to the New York Times, a new book called This Will Not Pass: Trump, Biden and the Battle for America’s Future, by NYT reporters Alexander Burns and Jonathan Martin, reveals information gleaned from hundreds of interviews with lawmakers, including how the Republican Party felt about Donald Trump after both his re-election campaign and his attempts to overturn the election after the fact failed.

Among other things, House Minority Leader Kevin McCarty, who will seek to be House Speaker if midterm elections put Republicans back in charge of that legislative body, wanted to demand Trump’s resignation after the attack on Congress, but that’s not all. He also reportedly wanted others whose actions were reflecting badly on the party — Lauren Boebert’s efforts to stoke fear about the election process are specifically cited — to be kicked off social media too.

A spokesperson for McCarthy has denied that the Minority Leader expressed either of these views.

Ironically, only a few short months before Trump was kicked off social media, McCarthy was publicly calling on Twitter to “stop targeting conservatives” who posted disinformation on the site.

As Republicans who want to be re-elected and maintain their political support vie for the approval of Trump and MAGAworld, news breaking about McCarthy’s alleged frustration with the former president, and desire to keep extremist views from reflecting on the party as a whole, may not bode well for a bid to lead the GOP in the House.

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