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In an appearance on Fox News' Hannity, Republican House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy proposed that former Vice President Joe Biden should suspend his 2020 presidential campaign during the Senate impeachment trial of President Donald Trump.

McCarthy said:

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Shortly after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) announced that representatives would begin drafting articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump, House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy took the podium to defend the President and the Republican party as a whole.

It could've gone better.

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President Donald Trump publicly called for China and Ukraine to investigate his political rival, former Vice President Joe Biden on Thursday while speaking to reporters on the White House lawn.

The calls to investigate were a repeat of Trump's actions on a phone call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky in July, the contents of which were released by the White House in a rough transcript of the call and in a whistleblower complaint later made public after being withheld by the White House.

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SAN FRANCISCO, CA - FEBRUARY 21: House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi speaks during a press conference at the Dr. George W. Davis Senior Center on February 21, 2018 in San Francisco, California. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi discussed the consequences of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act on working families and senior citizens after touring the Dr. George W. Davis Senior Center. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) criticized House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) for his claim that Twitter was censoring conservative voices when the tweet he employed to bolster in claim was, in fact, withheld because of his own account settings.

McCarthy had threatened to summon Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey to Congress to explain “what is going on" after he took a screenshot of a tweet by Fox News personality Laura Ingraham which had been hidden due to "potentially sensitive content."

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In yet another bombshell in the ongoing Trump Russia saga, The Washington Post reported Wednesday evening that in June of 2016, House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy expressed his belief that Donald Trump was being paid by Vladimir Putin.

McCarthy made the comments during a conversation with Speaker Paul Ryan and other GOP House members on June 15, 2016, the day after the Post reported that the DNC had been hacked.

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[DIGEST: CNN, New York Times, The Washington Post, The Huffington Post]

Republican Representative Kevin McCarthy’s comments to Fox News’s Sean Hannity on Tuesday have created a firestorm, not just among Democrats, but among Republicans as well, who are scrambling to distance themselves from the latest political controversy. The question: whether the $4.5 million taxpayer-funded Benghazi Select Committee was motivated to undermine presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton’s campaign. After McCarthy’s comments, it appears the answer is yes.

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