McCarthy Doesn’t See Trump Criminally Responsible For January 6

House Speaker Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) maintained that he does not see how former President Donald Trump is criminally responsible for the January 6 protest. 

The speaker told reporters on Wednesday that he doesn’t see any reason for Trump to be found criminally responsible for the January 6 incident. 

“I don’t see how he could be found criminally responsible,” McCarthy said. “What criminal activity did he do? He told people to be peaceful.”

McCarthy’s statement comes after Trump announced on his Truth Social account that special counsel Jack Smith had informed him in a letter that he is the target of a grand jury investigation related to the January 6 protest.

McCarthy, who spoke to Trump on Tuesday, revealed that the former president was frustrated with how the Justice Department has continued to target him. McCarthy’s claim of Trump’s frustration was backed up by the former president’s social media posts announcing the pending indictment.

“Nothing like this has ever happened in our Country before, or even close…THIS WITCH HUNT IS ALL ABOUT ELECTION INTERFERENCE AND A COMPLETE AND TOTAL POLITICAL WEAPONIZATION OF LAW ENFORCEMENT! It is a very sad and dark period for our Nation!” Trump said.

McCarthy maintained that he did not conduct any strategy session with Republicans on how to respond to Trump’s indictments. 

“I think the strategy sessions happen in the Democrats’ Department of Justice, where they go after anybody who’s running against the president,” McCarthy said. “It seems as though — and if you go up in the polls you’re more likely to get indicted.”

McCarthy used his Twitter account to accuse President Joe Biden’s administration of weaponizing government agencies against Biden’s number one opponent. 

“President Trump just increased his lead in the polls. So what does the Biden Administration do next? Weaponize government to go after President Biden’s number one opponent. This is not equal justice. It’s wrong, and the American public is tired of it,” McCarthy said.