The now minority leader of the United States House of Representatives.
House majority leader to colleagues in 2016: ‘I think Putin pays’ Trump
By Adam Entous
May 17, 2017
[….] A month before Donald Trump clinched the Republican nomination, one of his closest allies in Congress — House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy — made a politically explosive assertion in a private conversation on Capitol Hill with his fellow GOP leaders: that Trump could be the beneficiary of payments from Russian President Vladimir Putin.
“There’s two people I think Putin pays: Rohrabacher and Trump,” McCarthy (R-Calif.) said, according to a recording of the June 15, 2016, exchange, which was listened to and verified by The Washington Post. Rep. Dana Rohrabacher is a Californian Republican known in Congress as a fervent defender of Putin and Russia.
House Speaker Paul D. Ryan (R-Wis.) immediately interjected, stopping the conversation from further exploring McCarthy’s assertion, and swore the Republicans present to secrecy.
Kevin McCarthy @GOPLeader
These are not Putin gas prices. They are President Biden gas prices.
1:39 PM · Mar 11, 2022
Some of the responses:
How much did the Kremlin pay you to tweet this? [….]
You don’t like real Presidents.
You prefer coup plotting Putin puppets, don’t ya Kev? [….]
The blame America first movement [….]
Siding with the brutal dictator who’s currently slaughtering the innocent civilians of a sovereign nation over your own President certainly is a take, Kev.
Fuck off, traitor.
I’m so old, I remember when the price of oil DOUBLED after Saddam invaded Kuwait and Democrats did not respond by trying to score cheap political points. try being a patriot for five minutes, Kev
A true Leader would pull the country together
Not sow division, dishonesty and disinformation. [….]
Kevin McCarthy is not an American representative. Kevin McCarthy is Putin’s representative.
Once upon a time you said that there were two people who Putin paid- Rohrabacher and trump. Then you said “swear to God”.
Well I guess we all know at least one other person Putin now pays, don’t we Kev? [….]
Defending Putin again
How much was your price ?
Your tweets should carry this disclaimer:
“SPONSORED BY THE KREMLIN”
What specific measures would you take that would actually reduce gas prices here?
Not things that sound plausible. Things that are actually in our control and that would actually work.
Does Putin like you to tickle his balls when you’re blowing him like this?
Kevin McCarthy is a Putin apologist.
Whatever you say, comrade. Putin thanks you for your service.
I’m not Putin anything you say as true
Defending Putin again. Today’s GOP, everybody.
You’re defending Putin?
So…. you are now defending Putin?
Who do you represent again?
How’s that Kevin? Give examples please. Oh wait, you can’t.
Hey, hi, you’re a traitor to the United States, have a nice afternoon. [….]
You’re a moron, Kevin.
Says the Putin asset
I see US sanctions on Russia hasn’t stopped you from getting your rubles.
Bummed your rubles are worthless?
Oh cupcake, we know exactly whose these gas prices belong to.
We see you.