McCarthy compares roller-coaster relationship with Trump to marriage: ‘Ebbs and flows’

Former House Speaker Kevin McCarthy described his sometimes rocky relationship with former President Donald Trump in an interview Friday, likening their dynamic to a marriage.

McCarthy left Congress last month following his historic ouster from the speakership after just nine months on the job. Also last month, he endorsed Trump, who had been reportedly agitated by McCarthy’s hesitance to do so. The California Republican’s seal of approval led to a fresh wave of Trump endorsements from prominent Capitol Hill lawmakers.

Questioned on his unique relationship with the former president, McCarthy asked the Financial Times interviewer, “Have you ever fought [with your husband]?”

“Have you ever expressed your opinion? Because you love this person, would you express it stronger than you would express [it] to somebody you met on the
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