Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy: ‘The Democrats Now Want to Weaponize the IRS'

By Alex Madajian | May 9, 2019 | 1:42 PM EDT

House Minority Leader Kevin
McCarthy (R-Calif.). (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

(CNSNews.com) -- When asked if President Donald Trump, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-.Calif.), and he himself should release their tax returns, House Minority Leader Keving McCarthy (R.-Calif.) said that America needs to move “forward” and warned that the Democrats “want to weaponize the IRS.”

At the U.S. Capitol on Thursday, CNSNews.com asked McCarthy: “Speaker Pelosi wants President Trump to turn over his tax returns to Congress. Do you think that Pelosi should release her tax returns and will you release yours?”

McCarthy said, “You know what I think should happen here? We should move this country forward.” 

“When you run for office--and we’re filling them out now -- even though when you run for office you fill out all these financial disclosures, we as members of Congress fill out whether we trade in individual stocks on a monthly basis,” said McCarthy. 

“We will fill out our financial disclosure forms going forward,” he said. “President Trump abided by every legal question they asked him to run for president.” 

McCarthy continued, “It’s interesting that the Democrats now want to weaponize the IRS. It’s interesting that they want to go back 10 years. They want to go after the children. They want to know what you ever used your credit card on.”

 (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

As for the ongoing congressional investigations of the president, McCarthy said, “We have just spent millions of dollars (more than $30 million), we spent 22 months. We had the empowerment of the strongest law enforcement in the country.  They went to foreign countries, they had thousands … witnesses [to draw] from.”

“Why do we continue to drag this forward?” he said. “I think we should spend all of our time on solving problems.” 

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