Rep. McCarthy: 'I Don't Know Why the Democrats Are Excited'

By Susan Jones | September 25, 2019 | 6:25am EDT
House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) Photo by SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

( - House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) said Democrats have been going after the president since he was elected, and what happened on Tuesday -- the launching of a formal "impeachment inquiry" -- is nothing to celebrate.

"I don't know why the Democrats are excited, because first of all, they just made America weaker," McCarthy told Fox News's Sean Hannity on Tuesday.

This seems a lot similar to all those attacks they made on the president. Remember, Sean, they've been going after this president even before he was elected. Remember that text, ‘Don't worry, we have an insurance policy so he can never win.’ And now, a whistle-blower that didn't even hear the conversation?

And what Nancy Pelosi did today was nothing. She did not bring an inquiry forward. If you want to know what Speaker Pelosi’s going to do tomorrow, read what AOC tweets tonight because AOC tweeted over the weekend, Nancy Pelosi is now trying to appease the socialist wing of the party.

What’s going to happen tomorrow, though, they’re going to be embarrassed when these transcripts come out. And I hope the American public wakes up. Have we not learned what we just went through the last two years? Adam Schiff lying to the American public, saying he had proof, more than circumstantial? This stuff has to stop. It's making America weaker.

President Trump tweeted on Tuesday, "Secretary of State Pompeo received permission from Ukraine Government to release the transcript of the telephone call I had with their President. They don’t know either what the big deal is. A total Witch Hunt Scam by the Democrats!"

But releasing the transcript is another problem, McCarthy said:

"After tomorrow, what world's leader is going to have an honest conversation with the president of the United States? Because they know that whatever they say could be leaked out. Only because (that’s) where the Democrats want to go. It only makes whoever is president in the future weaker."

McCarthy said what has happened to Trump should never happen to a future president.

McCarthy also asked, "Why aren't we investigating Joe Biden and Hunter Biden?

"Because I’ll promise you this – Hunter Biden, if his name was Hunter Smith, no one would have hired him. He wouldn't have found a billion dollars in China and an oligarch in Ukraine wouldn't be hiring him. But why do you have a vice president who’s running for president...bragging that he held Ukraine hostage to fire a prosecutor that was going to investigate his own son. Why is no one up in arms about that, and why is that not being investigated?"

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