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Wed Sep 30, 2020, 01:07 PM

11:17 AM: McCarthy says Trump sufficiently denounced white supremacist groups during debate.

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Source: Washington Post

At a news conference at the Capitol on Wednesday morning, House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) defended President Trump’s comments about white supremacist organizations during the previous night’s debate, saying the president sufficiently denounced such groups.

“Well, I think the president has been very clear that he’s against anybody committing violence in the streets,” McCarthy said when asked about Trump’s remarks. He pointed to the president’s recent pledge to designate the Ku Klux Klan and the loosely organized “antifa” movement as terrorist organizations.

“I was concerned when I listened to Joe Biden try to claim that antifa was not a group,” McCarthy continued. “I don’t know what’s on the streets then. I don’t know what’s causing a lot of these problems.”

Pressed further about Trump’s comments — specifically his “stand back and stand by” remark — McCarthy doubled down on his defense of the president, saying Trump clearly denounced white supremacist groups in his initial response to moderator Chris Wallace.


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This is pathetic. The Proud Boys are celebrating. They heard Trump loud and clear.

-Laelth

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Reply 11:17 AM: McCarthy says Trump sufficiently denounced white supremacist groups during debate. (Original post)
Laelth Sep 30 OP
calguy Sep 30 #1
C_U_L8R Sep 30 #2
calimary Sep 30 #3
The Magistrate Sep 30 #4
LudwigPastorius Sep 30 #5
RKP5637 Sep 30 #6
Lucky Luciano Sep 30 #7
Laelth Sep 30 #10
still_one Sep 30 #8
BumRushDaShow Sep 30 #9
matt819 Sep 30 #11
MacKasey Sep 30 #12
Mr.Bill Sep 30 #13
Mr.Bill Sep 30 #14
central scrutinizer Sep 30 #17
Mr.Bill Sep 30 #20
BlueNProud Sep 30 #15
central scrutinizer Sep 30 #16
Laelth Sep 30 #22
roamer65 Sep 30 #18
Doreen Sep 30 #19
Mr.Bill Sep 30 #21
beachbumbob Sep 30 #23
samsingh Sep 30 #24
applegrove Sep 30 #25

Response to Laelth (Original post)

Wed Sep 30, 2020, 01:08 PM

1. And now, for his NEXT joke ...............

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Response to Laelth (Original post)

Wed Sep 30, 2020, 01:09 PM

2. So... McCarthy stands with the Proud KKK Boys.

I think we all knew that.

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Response to Laelth (Original post)

Wed Sep 30, 2020, 01:10 PM

3. Of course he would!

McCarthy has rocks in his ears - and in his head.

I’d add “and in his heart” - if he had one. But he’s a republi-CON. They tend to be deficient in that category.

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Response to Laelth (Original post)

Wed Sep 30, 2020, 01:11 PM

4. Can't Alienate The Base, Ma'am

Without enthusiastic support of white supremacist voters, the Republicans would be in a dead heat with the Libertarians for lowest spot on the totem pole.

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Response to Laelth (Original post)

Wed Sep 30, 2020, 01:18 PM

5. "McCarthy continued. "I don't know what's on the streets then. I don't know what's...

causing a lot of it."


Then maybe you should just shut the fuck up if you don't know what you're talking about.

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Response to Laelth (Original post)

Wed Sep 30, 2020, 01:20 PM

6. Damn, they must've been doing two separate debates at the same time 'cause I sure

didn't hear that!

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Response to Laelth (Original post)

Wed Sep 30, 2020, 01:27 PM

7. Fuckface did indeed sufficiently denounce white supremacists for republicans which is to say...

...not at all denouncing them is sufficient.

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Response to Lucky Luciano (Reply #7)

Wed Sep 30, 2020, 01:39 PM

10. Indeed. That's what I heard. n/t



-Laelth

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Response to Laelth (Original post)

Wed Sep 30, 2020, 01:28 PM

8. Thank you for confirming exactly what the republican party has become rep. mccarthy

a racist, sexist, and bigoted cult


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Response to Laelth (Original post)

Wed Sep 30, 2020, 01:39 PM

9. The Proud Boys, QAnon, KKK, American Nazi Party, Skinheads, and White Supremacists

ARE the GOP's last big voting bloc (and that includes many "evangelicals" (in quotes)). They had to turn over more rocks and look under more bridges to find whatever is left of the dregs that they can get to vote for them.

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Response to Laelth (Original post)

Wed Sep 30, 2020, 01:41 PM

11. "Sufficiently denounced"

WTF?!

You don't get to "sufficiently denounce" white supremacists.

You don't get to tell a group designated as a domestic terror groups to stand back and stand by. (Russia, if you're listening. . . -- sound familiar?)

You denounce these groups firmly and tell them that they are considered domestic terrorists and that law enforcement will deal with them accordingly.

And if you don't do that, then you are tacitly - no, fuck that, explicitly - supporting and endorsing them and their actions. And the blood they shed is on your hands.

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Response to Laelth (Original post)

Wed Sep 30, 2020, 01:54 PM

12. Donald drama queen

Talks out of both sides of his ass

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Response to Laelth (Original post)

Wed Sep 30, 2020, 01:56 PM

13. Hey, Kevin, if you want to know what it sounds like to

"sufficiently denounce" the Proud Boys and their ilk, ask Joe Biden what he thinks of them.

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Response to Laelth (Original post)

Wed Sep 30, 2020, 01:57 PM

14. By the way, Trump

is walking it back right now. Now it's "stand down".

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Response to Mr.Bill (Reply #14)

Wed Sep 30, 2020, 02:04 PM

17. Wink, wink

Nudge, nudge

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Response to central scrutinizer (Reply #17)

Wed Sep 30, 2020, 02:14 PM

20. Yeah, too late. The T-shirts are already printed.

He also said he didn't know anything about the Proud Boys. Yet he has a message for them last night.

Just like he didn't know who David Duke was. If you don't know that, you have no business being in politics. You know he's reaching when he falls back on being a political moron.

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Response to Laelth (Original post)

Wed Sep 30, 2020, 01:59 PM

15. Each successive GOP House leadership team gets dumber and dumber

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Response to Laelth (Original post)

Wed Sep 30, 2020, 02:03 PM

16. Softball question

Wallace thought he was lobbing a batting practice pitch at Trump. Expecting he would take advantage of it to appear reasonable. Instead Trump glared at Wallace like he had buzzed the tower. I thought he might charge the mound.

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Response to central scrutinizer (Reply #16)

Wed Sep 30, 2020, 02:22 PM

22. It was a softball, and Trump could have exploited it if he were sane.

He’s not, so he doubled-down on stupid (as he is wont to do).

-Laelth

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Response to Laelth (Original post)

Wed Sep 30, 2020, 02:06 PM

18. This may be good for a 2/3 Democratic majority in the House.

First step toward it.

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Response to Laelth (Original post)

Wed Sep 30, 2020, 02:08 PM

19. How do you denounce something at the exact same

time telling it to stand by and be ready for action?

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Response to Doreen (Reply #19)

Wed Sep 30, 2020, 02:15 PM

21. And then saying today

he doesn't know who they are.

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Response to Laelth (Original post)

Wed Sep 30, 2020, 02:43 PM

23. McCarthy lies as easily as trump.show me the clip Kevin

Otherwise have some semblance of honor

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Response to Laelth (Original post)

Wed Sep 30, 2020, 04:13 PM

24. McCarthy shows himself to be a racist - touched by trump he will likely die

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Response to Laelth (Original post)

Wed Sep 30, 2020, 07:07 PM

25. After discussion with hosts ... LOCKING

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