Kevin McCarthy’s lies about Donald Trump and Jan. 6 overshadow border trip

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‘Authoritarians don’t come to power alone. They come to power on the backs of men like Kevin McCarthy,’ Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) tweeted on Friday.

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy traveled to the U.S.-Mexico border on Monday amid Republicans’ ongoing opposition to President Joe Biden’s decision to lift a Trump-era rule that restricted migrants from seeking asylum in the United States because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Republican leader’s publicity stunt, however, was overshadowed by his recently revealed lies about former President Donald Trump and the Jan. 6, 2021, U.S. Capitol insurrection. While McCarthy previously said he didn’t want Trump to resign in the aftermath of the riots, an audio recording of the Republican House leader released by the New York Times last week contradicted his claims.

McCarthy tried to deflect questions about his newly leaked…

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