House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy was caught on hot mic on Tuesday trashing House Republican Conference Chair Liz Cheney as the party’s frustration with Cheney reached a boiling point.
According to Axios, McCarthy was heard trashing Cheney before an interview on “Fox & Friends.”
“I think she’s got real problems,” McCarthy told Fox and Friends host Steve Doocy off-air. “I’ve had it with … I’ve had it with her. You know, I’ve lost confidence. … Well, someone just has to bring a motion, but I assume that will probably take place.”
During the interview, McCarthy said members of his caucus were “concerned” about Cheney’s ability to carry out her responsibilities as House Republican Conference chairwoman.
“There’s no concern about how she voted on impeachment. That decision has been made. I have heard from members concerned about her ability to carry out the job as conference chair — to carry out the message,” McCarthy said. “We all need to be working as one if we’re able to win the majority. Remember, majorities are not given; they are earned. And that’s about the message about going forward.”