House Minority leader Kevin McCarthy has tried to further walk back his comments blaming former President Trump for the violent riot on the U.S. Capitol by a mob of his supporters on January 6.
In an interview with Gray Television's Greta Van Susteren airing on Sunday, McCarthy claims that 'everybody across this country has some responsibility' for inciting the riot.
McCarthy had previously stated in a floor speech last week that he believed Trump 'bears responsibility' for the violence that resulted in the death of five people, including a Capitol police officer.
In the same interview with Van Susteren, McCarthy also spoke out about efforts to move impeachment articles against newly inaugurated President Biden.
The Californian Republican revealed he spoke to freshman Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene and told her that he disagreed with her actions.Insurance Loans Mortgage Attorney Credit Lawyer
House Minority leader Kevin McCarthy told Gray Television's Greta Van Susteren that he believed 'everybody across this country has some responsibility' for the January 6 riot
Yet McCarthy now claims that those who broke into Capitol buildings, as pictured above, were encouraged to do so not only by Trump. He claimed that law enforcement who didn't prepare for the attack and Democrats who are rude to Trump on social media also hold responsibility
However, he added that she had the right to pursue impeachment if she wished.
'I called her. I disagree with that. That's exactly what the Democrats did with President Trump, and why we disagreed with when they wanted to come after him for purely political reasons,' McCarthy said.
'I think Republicans are better than that. That this is one of the arguments we used against the Democrats, and I don't think we should use it either.'
'She has a right to, as an elected member of Congress to submit those,' he added. 'I just don't think the timing and the case is right at this time, in this moment.'Insurance Loans Mortgage Attorney Credit Lawyer
Greene claimed on Thursday that she had filed articles of impeachment against Biden on the first full day of his administration.
She did not reveal the text of the articles and what she gave as cause for believing he should be impeached but hinted at an abuse of power while he served as Obama's Vice President.
The Georgia lawmaker claimed Biden had allowed his son Hunter to serve on the board of a Ukrainian energy company and make money from the fact that his father was Vice President by swaying his opinion on policy making related to Ukraine.
'President Joe Biden is unfit to hold the office of the presidency. His pattern of abuse of power as President Obama's Vice President is lengthy and disturbing,' Greene said in a statement.
'President Biden has demonstrated that he will do whatever it takes to bail out his son, Hunter, and line his family's pockets with cash from corrupt foreign energy companies.'
Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene claimed this week she has filed articles of impeachment against Joe Biden but McCarthy has said he disagrees with her decision
Greene claimed Biden abused power as the timeline for Trump's impeachment became clear
'I filed Articles of Impeachment on Joe Biden yesterday for