Kevin McCarthy Says Trump Needs To Tell Capitol Rioters To ‘Stop This’

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Dylan Housman Healthcare Reporter
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As rioters continued to occupy the Capitol, House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy told CBS he has asked President Donald Trump to urge supporters to “stop this.”

McCarthy said he has asked President Donald Trump to deliver remarks from the briefing room to try and quell the unrest. “What we are currently watching unfold is un-American. I am disappointed. I am sad. This is not what our country should look like,” McCarthy went on to say. 

The Republican leader, who has been a close ally to the president, was asked why Trump has not addressed the nation. “I’ve conveyed to the president what I think he should do,” he answered. 

“This has to stop and [Pres. Trump] has to go to the American public and tell them to stop this,” the California Republican added. “Let’s take responsibility here…and never take it to this level, ever again.”

“What is unfolding is unacceptable and un-American. It has got to stop,” McCarthy also tweeted.