Top House Republican: Trump ‘bears responsibility’ for US Capitol riot

Top House Republican Kevin McCarthy says Donald Trump “bears responsibility” for the US Capitol riot and declares that Joe Biden won the election.

“The president bears responsibility for Wednesday’s attack on Congress by mob rioters. He should have immediately denounced the mob when he saw what was unfolding. These facts require immediate action of President Trump,” says the House minority leader.

But McCarthy opposes Trump’s impeachment.

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy of Calif., speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, June 25, 2020. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

“I believe impeaching the president in such a short time frame would be a mistake. No investigations have been completed. No hearings have been held,” he says.

McCarthy also rebuffs spurious claims that the left-wing Antifa was behind the riots, saying there is no evidence supporting that allegation.

He says: “Joe Biden will be president… because he won the election.”