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Top House Republican Blasts Schumer for Lies, Calls for Cameras at Future Meetings

"I saw Schumer continue to raise his voice," McCarthy said.

By NTK Staff | 01.09.2019 @4:23pm

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) blasted Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) for supposedly lying to reporters about what happened during a Wednesday afternoon meeting with President Trump in the Situation Room. McCarthy went to far as to recommend that cameras be at the next meeting about the government shutdown.

“I want to clarify a few things, as I just listened to Senator Schumer. I know he complained the time you had cameras in the meeting. I think we need to bring them back,” McCarthy told reporters outside the White House after the brief meeting. “Because what he described the meeting to be was totally different than what took place.”

Schumer earlier told reporters that Trump had thrown a “temper tatntrum” and walked out the meeting with congressional leaders after Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) said she would not fund a southern border wall.

However, according to McCarthy, Trump asked Pelosi and Schumer for what offer the Democrats had come up with to secure America’s southern border and reopen the government.

“She again argued whether we even have a crisis or whether facts are true. [Trump] turned to Schumer again who said, ‘We just have to open the government up,'” McCarthy said. “The president would go back and forth in a negotiation in a very respectful way. I saw Schumer continue to raise his voice.”

According to McCarthy, Trump eventually turned to Pelosi and asked her, “If we open the government up, in 30 days could we have border security?”

“She raised her hand and said, ‘Not at all,'” McCarthy said while imitating Pelosi waving her finger.

“The president calmly said, ‘I guess you’re still not going to deal with the problem,'” McCarthy told reporters.

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