House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., on Thursday questioned Judiciary Chairman Jerrold Nadler’s ability to hold the gavel. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call file photo)
As House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy on Thursday continued his calls for Congress to “move on” from the special counsel investigation, he swiped at House Judiciary Chairman Jerrold Nadler and Senate Intelligence Chairman Richard Burr.
The California Republican during his weekly press conference questioned whether Nadler is qualified to hold the Judiciary gavel, saying if he were in charge of the Democratic Caucus he’d haul the chairman in to meet with the House parliamentarian over his “lack of knowledge” about procedure.
House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., center, thinks freshman Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., should face a harsher punishment for anti-Semitic comments and would not close the door on Republicans introducing a censure resolution. (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call file photo)
House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, slamming Democrats’ response to anti-Semitic comments from freshman Rep Ilhan Omar as inadequate, left the door open Friday to Republicans proposing their own rebuke.
“No decision has been made on that yet,” the California Republican said when asked during his weekly press conference if the GOP will introduce a censure resolution against Omar or some other form of legislative rebuke that specifically names her.
Rep. Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., is the new House Republican leader. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call file photo)
House Republicans on Wednesday elected Rep. Kevin McCarthy as their minority leader over Ohio Rep. Jim Jordan, a decision that improves the likelihood that one day the California Republican might be speaker.
McCarthy has vowed to lead Republicans back into the majority over the next two years. If he succeeds, the chances of him being elected speaker would be significantly higher than had Republicans held the majority this year.