Kevin McCarthy: Justin Amash "Votes More With Nancy Pelosi Than He Ever Votes With Me"

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House Majority Leader Rep. Kevin McCarthy called GOP Rep. Justin Amash's call for President Trump's impeachment "disturbing" in an interview on FNC's "Sunday Morning Futures," but added that the libertarian Republican congressman "votes more with Nancy Pelosi than he ever votes with me."

"What he wants is attention in this process. He's not a criminal attorney. He's never met Mueller. He's never met Barr. And now he's coming forward with this?" McCarthy quipped. "He wants a Sunday show to put his name forward with a question."





"But it's very disturbing. This is exactly what you would expect from Justin. He never supported the president. And I think he's just looking for attention."

MARIA BARTIROMO: Look, even within your own party, with your own convention here, you have got division.

I want to read this quote -- this tweet from Justin Amash. Your colleague on the GOP says: "Here are my principal conclusions. Attorney General Barr has deliberately misrepresented Mueller's report. Number two, President Trump has engaged in impeachable -- impeachable conduct. Number three, partisanship has eroded our system of checks and balances. Number four, few members of Congress have read the Mueller report."

President Trump has -- has responded to this. And the president tweeted right after Amash tweeted.

And he says: "Never a fan of Justin Amash, a total lightweight who opposes me and some of our great Republican ideas and policies, just for the sake of getting his name out there through controversy."

What's happening, sir?

REP. KEVIN MCCARTHY: Well, apparently, those who know Justin Amash, this is exactly what he wants. He wants to have attention.

Now, you have got to understand Justin Amash. He's been in Congress quite some time. I think he's only ever asked one question in all the committees that he's been in. He votes more with Nancy Pelosi than he ever votes with me. It's a question whether he's even in our Republican Conference as a whole.

What he wants is attention in this process. He's not a criminal attorney. He's never met Mueller. He's never met Barr. And now he's coming forward with this? Because this is what he wants. He wants a Sunday show to put his name forward with a question.

It's really disturbing, because, when you watch on the floor, you could have a bill with 400 votes all supporting it. There will always be one opposed, and that will be Justin Amash.

BARTIROMO: Well, it's also speculated that he wants to run against President Trump in the 2020 election as a libertarian. Has he said that to you?

MCCARTHY: Well, I know he said it on some show before. He had a very hard time winning in the last election.

So I wonder. Maybe he wants some type of exit strategy. But it's very disturbing. This is exactly what you would expect from Justin. He never supported the president. And I think he's just looking for attention.

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