House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy dismissed assertions that Republicans are divided due to late-term actions related to former President Donald Trump.
McCarthy, a California Republican, told reporters Thursday that efforts to block electors for President Biden on Jan. 6 and the Capitol siege that followed haven’t driven wedges between GOP lawmakers. Nor has the Jan. 13 impeachment vote of Trump, in which 10 House Republicans voted against the then-president.
“This is the same leadership team with the ranking members and others who came five seats away from winning the majority, and everybody in America thought we were going to lose 20 seats,” McCarthy said. “Yes, we allow differences