House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy dodged a reporter’s question when asked if he believes Rep. Liz Cheney is a “good fit for your leadership team.” McCarthy simply replied that the question is for the conference to decide not a single member but then pivoted and said he thought Cheney’s recent comments are “unproductive” for the party.
According to The Daily Caller:
“Is Liz Cheney still a good fit for your leadership team, do you believe?,” McCarthy was asked.
“That’s a question for the conference,” he responded.
“What do you believe?” he was then asked.
“I think from a perspective if you’re sitting here at a retreat that’s focused on policy, focused on the future of making America’s next century, and you’re talking about something else. You’re not being productive,” McCarthy said.
The comments come after Cheney made headlines for saying Mitch McConnell and Kevin McCarthy are the true leaders of the Republican Party and for revealing she is considering launching a presidential campaign.