Several left-wing media outlets have released an audio recording of a January 10, 2021 conversation between McCarthy (pictured above) and anti-Trumper Liz Cheney in which the former revealed he was considering asking the president to resign days before Trump was to leave office:
"I'm seriously thinking about having that conversation thinking about having that conversation with him tonight," McCarthy says. "I haven't talked to him in a couple of days. From what I know of him -- I mean, you guys all know him, too -- do you think he'd ever back away? But what I think I'm going to do is I'm going to call him. It would be my recommendation that he should resign."
Rob Chambers, vice president of AFA Action, does not think anyone should be fooled by McCarthy's recent attempts to portray himself as a conservative.
"First of all, I don't believe that Kevin McCarthy, based on his voting in the past, I don't believe that he is a conservative at all," Chambers submits. "He is a moderate, maybe even liberal-leaning congressman from California, so he brings, I think, some of those values with him to Congress."
Chambers says voters must be informed ahead of the upcoming primaries if they want a conservative speaker to take over the House next January.
"Go to iVoterGuide.com and send to Congress those members who would vote for a strong member of Congress who would be a strong speaker of the House," the AFA spokesman suggests. "I do not believe that Congressman McCarthy is that candidate."
Editor's Note: AFA Action is an affiliate of the American Family Association, the parent organization of the American Family News Network, which operates AFN.net.