The damage from McCarthy’s scathing and inconsistent exchanges with other GOP members about then-President Donald Trump in the days after January 6 has been contained, thanks to McCarthy’s behind-the-scenes efforts.
‘Trump is Fine’: McCarthy Quietly Moves to Tamp Down Fallout After Damaging Audio Reveals January 6 Views
Multiple Republicans have said that the California Republican spent much of Friday calling other prominent GOP lawmakers and even had a phone conversation with President Trump on Thursday night.
So far, he has been successful in calming nerves within the House GOP Conference and preventing a public revolt from his right flank.
Who could threaten his path to the speakership if Republicans win the House, depending on the size of their potential majority, which his closest advisers are trying to expand in order to avoid problems.
Trump stated his relationship with McCarthy was fine in an interview published Friday night in The Wall Street Journal.
From the witness stand, Greene also fought back against his opponents’ questions. Lawyer representing the challengers Andrew Celli questioned, “Did you enjoy a post that claimed.
Iit’s quicker that a bullet to the head would be a quicker way to remove Nancy Pelosi from the office of speaker?'”
In 2021, CNN reviewed hundreds of Greene’s Facebook posts and comments and found that in 2018 and 2019, before she was elected to Congress in 2020.
She consistently signalled support for the execution of prominent Democratic lawmakers.
Among the content under scrutiny was a January 2019 post that Greene liked since it contained the comment, “a bullet to the head would be quicker” to remove Pelosi.
Origins of the Case
The case centres on a clause from the Fourteenth Amendment that was enacted during the Civil War.
And states that any American official who takes an oath to uphold the Constitution is disqualified from holding any future office.
If they “engaged in insurrection or rebellion against the same, or given aid or comfort to the enemies thereof.” The legality of applying this to the present is, however, a matter of intense discussion.
What Happens Next?
If the challengers want to prove that January 6 was an illegal revolt and that Greene assisted the insurgents, they will have to do so by a “more likely than not” test.
Whether or whether Greene should be disqualified will be recommended by State Judge Charles Beaudrot to Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger.
In his opening arguments, Greene’s attorney James Bopp Jr. strongly criticised the trial and claimed that his client’s constitutional rights were being infringed.
If Greene were to be disqualified before the May primary but then win an appeal after the election, he noted, she would suffer irreparable harm.
The New York Times has obtained an audio recording of McCarthy telling a group of Republican leaders, “I’ve had it with this guy.” McCarthy’s stated intent was to have Trump resign immediately.
Thanks for read our Article ‘Trump is Fine’: McCarthy Quietly Moves to Tamp Down Fallout After Damaging Audio Reveals January 6 Views.