House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) has compared the surveillance by the FBI that occurred during 2016 against the Trump campaign as a “modern-day coup,” just like that against Richard Nixon in the infamous Watergate scandal.
McCarthy, speaking on Fox News’s “Sunday Morning Futures” with Maria Bartiromo said, “The IG report by Horowitz sheds some light on the FBI when they broke into President Trump, candidate Trump’s at the time campaign, spied on them and then they covered it up.”
“It is a modern-day, Watergate,” he added.
“It’s a modern-day coup. The closest this country’s ever come to, but the only way you can compare this to is Watergate,” McCarthy continued. “They broke into his campaign by bringing people into it. They have been trying to cover it up for the whole time.
Now the question rises just like Watergate. Who knew? When did they know it? And how high did this go up?”
“And you’ve got Democrats who aren’t willing to even look into that. That is the area that we should be looking in,” he added.
Democrats keep “changing the narrative and the conversation on you,” said host Bartiromo, asking McCarthy what action can be taken.
“You had exposed what took place in the 2016 election; you exposed how Donald Trump was framed, the informants, leaks, etc.,” mentioned Bartiromo and asked McCarthy what is going to be done about it, now the Democrats are going for impeachment.
“Well, they’ve changed everything, they used Adam Schiff as being the chairman of Intel to go out and write a FISA report that now we saw from that report is totally false, the evidence vindicated. We now watch the House of Representatives change the standards of the House on how we dealt with impeachment so they could try to move one forward.”
McCarthy said what Nancy Pelosi is now doing is unconstitutional and unacceptable, and she won’t be able to sustain the position of holding onto the impeachment articles.
Pelosi needs to name the managers on the Democrat’s side for impeachment and send their names to the Senate, but most of those named hold the president guilty as charged.
“Almost half of the entire Democratic conference that sits there today voted for impeachment before the Ukraine call ever took place,” said McCarthy.
The Democrats have been attempting to impeach President Trump for two and a half years, changing whatever they could find, from the Mueller report, to quid pro quo to extortion to bribery “to what they came up with today with articles that reach nowhere, no facts,” said McCarthy.
McCarthy suggested some of the president’s top defenders in the House may be utilized to assist in the Senate trial.
“Maybe he uses the White House, but I believe he should have help from the House, these individuals that have worked through this that could give advice, and others,” McCarthy said. “I would go to John Ratcliffe, former U.S. attorney, that has done an amazing job. I’d go to Jim Jordan. I’d go to Doug Collins. These are individuals that I would actually pull in if I was in the White House because we have been at this.”
“Remember, the Democrats have been trying to impeach the president for two and a half years, changing the—changing whatever they could find every step of the way, from the Mueller report to trying quid pro quo to extortion to bribery to what they came up with today with articles that reach nowhere, no facts,” McCarthy continued.
“But through all those battles, you want people that have been through this, understand it, and have been in those hearings even when they were in the basement—that testimony; who’s been in those rooms. And those three individuals are ones that I would actually recommend to the president.”