Things Get Awkward When McCarthy And Cheney Are Asked About Trump’s Upcoming CPAC Speech
In a tense moment at the tail end of a press conference, House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) and House Republican Conference Chair Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.) gave opposite answers when prompted by a reporter whether Trump should speak at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC).
“Yes he should,” McCarthy said.
“That’s up to CPAC. I don’t believe that he should be playing a role in the future of the party or the country.” Cheney said.
McCarthy, after an awkward silence, said, “On that high note, thank you very much.”
Cheney’s public defiance of McCarthy is notable because he rallied House Republicans against voting to sack her as the conference chair, the third-highest Republican post in the House. McCarthy did not respond to a request for comment.
REPORTER: “Do you believe former President Trump should speaking at CPAC?”
CHENEY: "That's up to CPAC….I don't believe that he should be playing a role in the future of the party or the country."
MCCARTHY: "On that high note, thank you very much."pic.twitter.com/WcuMd0wAHG
— Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) February 24, 2021