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Laelth

(32,017 posts)
Wed Sep 30, 2020, 02:07 PM Sep 2020

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.


More at link.

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

-Laelth

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11:17 AM: McCarthy says Trump sufficiently denounced white supremacist groups during debate. (Original Post) Laelth Sep 2020 OP
And now, for his NEXT joke ............... calguy Sep 2020 #1
So... McCarthy stands with the Proud KKK Boys. C_U_L8R Sep 2020 #2
Of course he would! calimary Sep 2020 #3
Can't Alienate The Base, Ma'am The Magistrate Sep 2020 #4
"McCarthy continued. "I don't know what's on the streets then. I don't know what's... LudwigPastorius Sep 2020 #5
Damn, they must've been doing two separate debates at the same time 'cause I sure RKP5637 Sep 2020 #6
Fuckface did indeed sufficiently denounce white supremacists for republicans which is to say... Lucky Luciano Sep 2020 #7
Indeed. That's what I heard. n/t Laelth Sep 2020 #10
Thank you for confirming exactly what the republican party has become rep. mccarthy still_one Sep 2020 #8
The Proud Boys, QAnon, KKK, American Nazi Party, Skinheads, and White Supremacists BumRushDaShow Sep 2020 #9
"Sufficiently denounced" matt819 Sep 2020 #11
Donald drama queen MacKasey Sep 2020 #12
Hey, Kevin, if you want to know what it sounds like to Mr.Bill Sep 2020 #13
By the way, Trump Mr.Bill Sep 2020 #14
Wink, wink central scrutinizer Sep 2020 #17
Yeah, too late. The T-shirts are already printed. Mr.Bill Sep 2020 #20
Each successive GOP House leadership team gets dumber and dumber BlueNProud Sep 2020 #15
Softball question central scrutinizer Sep 2020 #16
It was a softball, and Trump could have exploited it if he were sane. Laelth Sep 2020 #22
This may be good for a 2/3 Democratic majority in the House. roamer65 Sep 2020 #18
How do you denounce something at the exact same Doreen Sep 2020 #19
And then saying today Mr.Bill Sep 2020 #21
McCarthy lies as easily as trump.show me the clip Kevin beachbumbob Sep 2020 #23
McCarthy shows himself to be a racist - touched by trump he will likely die samsingh Sep 2020 #24
After discussion with hosts ... LOCKING applegrove Sep 2020 #25

calguy

(5,427 posts)
1. And now, for his NEXT joke ...............
Wed Sep 30, 2020, 02:08 PM
Sep 2020

C_U_L8R

(45,144 posts)
2. So... McCarthy stands with the Proud KKK Boys.
Wed Sep 30, 2020, 02:09 PM
Sep 2020

I think we all knew that.

calimary

(82,526 posts)
3. Of course he would!
Wed Sep 30, 2020, 02:10 PM
Sep 2020

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.

The Magistrate

(95,638 posts)
4. Can't Alienate The Base, Ma'am
Wed Sep 30, 2020, 02:11 PM
Sep 2020

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.

LudwigPastorius

(9,725 posts)
5. "McCarthy continued. "I don't know what's on the streets then. I don't know what's...
Wed Sep 30, 2020, 02:18 PM
Sep 2020

causing a lot of it."


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

RKP5637

(67,112 posts)
6. Damn, they must've been doing two separate debates at the same time 'cause I sure
Wed Sep 30, 2020, 02:20 PM
Sep 2020

didn't hear that!

Lucky Luciano

(11,309 posts)
7. Fuckface did indeed sufficiently denounce white supremacists for republicans which is to say...
Wed Sep 30, 2020, 02:27 PM
Sep 2020

...not at all denouncing them is sufficient.

Laelth

(32,017 posts)
10. Indeed. That's what I heard. n/t
Wed Sep 30, 2020, 02:39 PM
Sep 2020


-Laelth

still_one

(93,564 posts)
8. Thank you for confirming exactly what the republican party has become rep. mccarthy
Wed Sep 30, 2020, 02:28 PM
Sep 2020

a racist, sexist, and bigoted cult


BumRushDaShow

(133,569 posts)
9. The Proud Boys, QAnon, KKK, American Nazi Party, Skinheads, and White Supremacists
Wed Sep 30, 2020, 02:39 PM
Sep 2020

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.

matt819

(10,749 posts)
11. "Sufficiently denounced"
Wed Sep 30, 2020, 02:41 PM
Sep 2020

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.

MacKasey

(1,033 posts)
12. Donald drama queen
Wed Sep 30, 2020, 02:54 PM
Sep 2020

Talks out of both sides of his ass

Mr.Bill

(24,456 posts)
13. Hey, Kevin, if you want to know what it sounds like to
Wed Sep 30, 2020, 02:56 PM
Sep 2020

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

Mr.Bill

(24,456 posts)
14. By the way, Trump
Wed Sep 30, 2020, 02:57 PM
Sep 2020

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

central scrutinizer

(11,758 posts)
17. Wink, wink
Wed Sep 30, 2020, 03:04 PM
Sep 2020

Nudge, nudge

Mr.Bill

(24,456 posts)
20. Yeah, too late. The T-shirts are already printed.
Wed Sep 30, 2020, 03:14 PM
Sep 2020

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.

BlueNProud

(1,048 posts)
15. Each successive GOP House leadership team gets dumber and dumber
Wed Sep 30, 2020, 02:59 PM
Sep 2020

central scrutinizer

(11,758 posts)
16. Softball question
Wed Sep 30, 2020, 03:03 PM
Sep 2020

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.

Laelth

(32,017 posts)
22. It was a softball, and Trump could have exploited it if he were sane.
Wed Sep 30, 2020, 03:22 PM
Sep 2020

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

-Laelth

roamer65

(36,826 posts)
18. This may be good for a 2/3 Democratic majority in the House.
Wed Sep 30, 2020, 03:06 PM
Sep 2020

First step toward it.

Doreen

(11,686 posts)
19. How do you denounce something at the exact same
Wed Sep 30, 2020, 03:08 PM
Sep 2020

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

Mr.Bill

(24,456 posts)
21. And then saying today
Wed Sep 30, 2020, 03:15 PM
Sep 2020

he doesn't know who they are.

 

beachbumbob

(9,263 posts)
23. McCarthy lies as easily as trump.show me the clip Kevin
Wed Sep 30, 2020, 03:43 PM
Sep 2020

Otherwise have some semblance of honor

samsingh

(17,645 posts)
24. McCarthy shows himself to be a racist - touched by trump he will likely die
Wed Sep 30, 2020, 05:13 PM
Sep 2020

applegrove

(120,129 posts)
25. After discussion with hosts ... LOCKING
Wed Sep 30, 2020, 08:07 PM
Sep 2020

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