• Kevin McCarthy walks back initial claims on Trump's role in Capitol riot, defending the former president

    19 days ago - By Business Insider

    House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy of Calif., Thursday, April 15, 2021, speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington.
    AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin
    GOP Rep. Kevin McCarthy said Trump was unaware that the Capitol siege was happening on January 6.
    McCarthy previously told other lawmakers that he had a heated call with Trump to call off the riot.
    Trump was also watching the siege unfold on TV but did not issue a statement until hours later.
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