McCarthy on Donald Trump Jr. Subpoena: Congress Should Move on

By Melanie Arter | May 9, 2019 | 7:08pm EDT
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( – When asked Thursday what it says that the Republican-led Senate Intelligence Committee subpoenaed the president’s son Donald Trump, Jr., House Minority leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) said Thursday that it’s time to move on.

“I believe Donald Trump, Jr., has already testified for hours – more than 20 hours. I believe it’s time to move on. I think they have it wrong,” McCarthy said during a Capitol Hill press conference.

When asked how he thinks Donald Trump, Jr., should respond to the subpoena request, McCarthy said, “I think the committee ought to re-look at it. Everything’s out there already. He’s already spent more than 20 hours in this committee. It is time for this country to move forward.”

McCarthy suggested the American people have moved on too, and they’re more concerned with the issues.

“I think they should re-address this and look at it, and we should start working on the issues that we all know we should be – from infrastructure. A lot of you-- you’re all in the reporting business. Some of you go on the campaign trail. If you spend time out in the presidential campaign, go on the other side of the aisle,” he said.

“Go with the Democrats – the number of them who are running for president, and sit down in a town hall. How many times will they ever get asked about Mueller, because the reports are there? Almost never. But they do get asked about infrastructure. They do get asked about health care and others. That’s what we should spend their time on, and that’s what we should be working on,” McCarthy said.


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