The Comedy Stylings of House GOP Leadership

“Trust me, girl, I’m a funny guy.”

Mike ‘Payola’ Allen writing at Axios’ morning email thingie:

A crazy story that posted right after the Mueller announcement (adding to the feeling that, per a tweet quoted by CNN’s Brian Stelter, this is “The Longest Week in the History of American Politics”):

A WashPost front-pager, “Ryan swore Republicans to secrecy,” by Adam Entous, quotes House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy as telling fellow GOP leaders in a recorded conversation on June 15, 2016: “There’s two people I think Putin pays: [Rep. Dana] Rohrabacher [R-Calif.] and Trump. … Swear to God.”

Speaker Ryan interjected: “This is an off the record.” The Post adds: “Some lawmakers laughed at that.”

A Ryan spokesman called MCarthy’s remark “clearly an attempt at humor,” and McCarthy’s spokesman called it “a failed attempt at humor.”

Entous told Chris Matthews on “Hardball”: “I listened to it very carefully. … [H]e said it very seriously.”

Why it matters: Whatever McCarthy’s intent (and he’s inclined to leaven a serious moment with humor), this shows how long Trump and Russia have been fodder for speculation, even by close allies like McCarthy.

Those two are ready for a buddy movie.

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3 Responses to The Comedy Stylings of House GOP Leadership

  1. Retiredeng says:

    “Dumb and Dumber”

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  2. roket says:

    Yeah, this shows how long Trump and Russia have been fodder for speculation. It also shows how long they’ve been placing party before country in order to protect the Emperor with no clothes.

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  3. osirisopto says:

    Collusion? conspiracy? complicity? I’m no attorney but WTF?

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