House GOP Leader: If campaign finance crimes are wrong, then lots of Congressman need to go
House GOP Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy just appeared on Fox News and said that holding President Trump accountable for committing campaign finance felonies (i.e. not reporting payoffs to his mistresses in order to not derail his presidential campaign), then a lot of members of Congress would go to jail, too.
He used the analogy as somehow justification for why we need to forget about this and move on.
The Fox News host played him a short video clip of Congressman Adam Schiff saying that "Trump may be the first president in quite some time to face the real prospect of jail time."
Kevin McCarthy response to this was to say that Stormy Daniels was a "problem." And, when he co-conspired to pay her off with hush-money, Michael Cohen as his lawyer should have done it in a legal manner.
Never mind, the fact that Trump lied to the country for more than a year when questioned on what he knew and when he knew it.
That's when McCarthy let the real bomb drop: "If Schiff is going to take this further, and somehow say this is an impeachable offense because of a campaign finance problem, there's a lot of members in Congress who need to go."
If that's his logic, maybe those guys (in his caucus) do need to go. Those are the members he knows best.
We might even taken McCarthy a tiny bit serious on some of the things he says if it weren't for the small fact that he has relentlessly probed both Clinton and Obama on scandals that didn't exist.