McCarthy Says Amash ‘Never Supported The President,’ ‘Just Looking For Attention’

May 19, 2019 1:37 p.m.
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House Minority leader Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) on Sunday ripped Rep. Justin Amash (R-MI)’s “impeachable conduct” comment, claiming that Amash was “just looking for attention.”

McCarthy appeared on “Sunday Morning Features” on Fox News to push back against Amash’s Saturday remark about President Donald Trump engaging in “impeachable conduct.”

“It’s a question whether he’s even in our Republican conference as a whole,” McCarthy said.

“This is exactly what you would expect,” the GOP leader said later in the interview. “He never supported the President and I think he’s just looking for attention.”

Amash’s comment has sparked backlash from not only McCarthy, but also GOP chairwoman Ronna McDaniel and Trump himself.

Trump called Amash a “total lightweight” and a “loser,” while McDaniel said he was “parroting the Democrats’ talking points on Russia.”

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