Rep. Justin Amash (I-Mich.) on Sunday slammed Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) over an interview the Republican House leader did about the impeachment inquiry against President Trump.
“Kevin McCarthy again displays his unique brand of incompetence and dishonesty,” Amash tweeted along with a video of he interview with CBS’s “60 Minutes.”
In the interview, McCarthy was pressed by host Scott Pelley on the July 25 phone call between Trump and his Ukrainian counterpart, Volodymyr Zelensky, in which Trump pressed Zelensky to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden and his son Hunter Biden, according to a partial transcript released by the White House.
Pelley repeatedly pressed McCarthy on whether soliciting foreign assistance to undermine a political opponent was appropriate, but The California lawmaker did not respond, instead bringing up the weight of votes on sending troops to war.
McCarthy also appeared surprised when Pelley read a direct quote from the partial transcript of the call between Trump and Zelensky released by the White House, initially implying that Pelley had altered the quote.
Kevin McCarthy again displays his unique brand of incompetence and dishonesty. pic.twitter.com/KAijpPMk6R
— Justin Amash (@justinamash) September 30, 2019
Amash left the Republican Party in July after coming out in support of impeachment following the release of former special counsel Robert Mueller’s report into Russian interference in the 2016 election.