House Minority Leader McCarthy: "I do not believe Attorney General Barr lied. I believe he has been very transparent in all of this. I think if people are looking at who has lied in the process, simply look at Chairman Nadler."
QUESTION: Speaker Pelosi was standing at this podium about an hour and a half or two hours ago. She said that the Attorney General has lied, has committed a crime. And she said the president defying Congressional subpoenas for his officials to come to testify, blocking those amounts to obstruction of justice/ What's your reaction?
REP. KEVIN MCCARTHY: I do not believe Attorney General Barr lied. I believe he has been very transparent through all of this. I think if people are looking at who has lied in the process, simply look at Chairman Nadler. Chairman Nadler asked the attorney general to come and he said yes. After the attorney general said he would come to the committee to speak to every member, they moved to change the rules.
Even CNN cannot find any history of that happening before. The only time an individual, a staffer, questioned somebody was during Watergate. Nadler has been wanting to impeach the day after the election. He can’t have the facts to prove why he should, but he will not stop. This is what the American public is frustrated by. The politics of attacking individuals. When you look at the Democratic Party, they now want to weaponize the IRS. They want to go after — continue to go after the president, and try to go after his family. This has got to stop. The American public wants us to move forward and solve the problems.