Independent Representative Justin Amash attacked Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy over an interview in which McCarthy was speaking about the impeachment inquiry against Trump.
“Kevin McCarthy again displays his unique brand of incompetence and dishonesty,” Amash tweeted along with a video of his interview with CBS’s “60 Minutes.”
Host Scott Pelley pressured McCarthy for details regarding the phone call between Trump and Zelensky that took place on July 25, in which Trump demanded Zelensky to carry out an investigation into former VP Joe Biden and his son Hunter Biden, a partial transcript released by the White House has shown.
Pelley repeatedly pressed McCarthy on whether soliciting foreign assistance to undermine a political opponent was appropriate, but McCarthy did not respond, instead bringing up the weight of votes on sending troops to war, The Hill reported.
The California lawmaker also appeared surprised when Pelley read a direct quote from the partial transcript of the call between Trump and Zelensky released by the White House, initially implying that Pelley had altered the quote.
Amash left the Republican Party on July 4 after coming out in support of impeachment following the release of former special counsel Robert Mueller‘s report into Russian interference in the 2016 election.
Mueller laid out 10 potential cases of obstruction of justice by Trump, and Amash determined that at least some of them reached the threshold for impeachment.