Sunday, September 15, 2019

"Closest We've Ever Come To A Coup In This Country"

That's what Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy told Maria Bartiromo this morning. McCarthy used all the right buzz words about "accountability" and how it "should" happen and so forth. Still, he did project a confidence at key moments that seemed to me to reflect insider knowledge. For example, the first time Maria started to challenge him on "accountability" and Barr's committment, McCarthy interrupted with a one word answer: "Yes!" All this came in the final segment of the interview:

McCarthy: We came the closest ever to this country having a coup ... 
McCarthy: I respect this Attorney General so greatly ... he believes in accountability but, more importantly, he believes in the rule of law. 
Bartiromo: Does he believe in accountability really? I mean ... 
McCarthy: Yes! 
Bartiromo: So far, anything about Jim Comey, he's getting off ... 
McCarthy: In the end, I do not believe Jim Comey will get off. America sees that the President was correct about firing this individual. How worse would it have been if this man were still in his job today? What he was doing, what he was saying? What's even worse is the Democratic Party wants McCabe to come to a fund raiser! That's absurd! 
Bartiromo: A lot of people point to the CIA being one of the masterminds. John Brennan. Are we gonna see John Brennan come back and answer some questions? 
McCarthy: Anyone who has had any association with trying to create this coup should be held accountable. I just had a conversation with Lindsey Graham. I know he'll bring individuals back into his committee ... and I give all trust with, in, Attorney General Barr that he is doing what is right. He'll take it wherever the evidence and facts lead him. 
Bartiromo: You said this is the closest thing to a coup--that's unbelievable! Both sides of the aisle should be outraged by that! 
McCarthy: Just go back to what the texts said. During the campaign when they were concerned that President Trump at the time a candidate could win--"Don't worry, we have an insurance policy." And now we're finding all that insurance policy out. Those people should be held accountable, because no one who ever runs for president should have to go through that again.


  1. Everyone knows what these plotters did. The problem is we have rule of law, and these gangsters are smart enough to know how to skirt the law, and operate in the gray zone, which makes it difficult to prove.

    If this was China, these guys would have been executed already. I would have no problem with that.

    Of course we want rule of law, but when you're fighting for your life, I think rules should go out the window, and you can play as dirty as the enemy, otherwise they always win.

    Indict and indict some more, keep them tied up in court for years, until they're bankrupt. They haven't hesitated to use the most vile tactics, they should expect the same in return.

    1. McCarthy does get at the enormity of it all when he says, "What's even worse is the Democratic Party wants McCabe to come to a fund raiser!" A coup plotter the fund raising face of a major political party--think about that, because McCarthy has. And if he has Trump and Barr and McConnell certainly have.