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House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy had a difficult phone call with President Trump on Monday, reportedly telling the president that his battle to overturn the 2020 presidential election was “over.”
McCarthy reportedly grew exasperated with the president after he continued to complain about election fraud.
“Stop it. It’s over. The election is over,” the California Congressman said, an anonymous White House official told Axios.
In a 30-minute call that was described as at times “tense” by participants, McCarthy took the president to task for blaming the January 6 insurrection at the Capitol on “antifa.” The FBI has categorized antifa as an ideology, not an organization.
“It’s not antifa, it’s MAGA. I know. I was there,” McCarthy reportedly said to Trump.
Trump and his followers, including Rep. Matt Gaetz, have baselessly claimed that the Capitol breach was led by antifa members impersonating Trump supporters.
On Thursday, just hours after the Capitol insurrection was quelled, Gaetz told his fellow representatives “some of the people who breached the Capitol today were not Trump supporters. They were masquerading as Trump supporters and in fact, were members of the violent terrorist group antifa.”
Rep. Paul Gosar made similar comments on Twitter, noting the insurrection had “all …read more
Source:: Businessinsider – Politics