Kevin McCarthy dodges whims at George Santos, claims Congress is “broken.”

The new Speaker of the House Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) on Sunday completely ignored questions about serial Republican liar Rep. George Santos, insisting instead that the real problem is a “broken” Congress.

Santos has been named to two House committees, even though the Long Island legislator has blatantly lied about his heritage, his family, his education, his resume — and apparently campaign finance. The Justice Department has indicated it has already launched a criminal investigation into its funding, The Washington Post reported last week.

McCarthy just suspended Democratic Representatives Adam Schiff and Eric Swalwell of California from the House Intelligence Committee because he said their level of “sincere honesty” and “integrity” were unacceptable.

CBS News host Margaret Brennan asked McCarthy on “Face The Nation” Sunday about the wisdom of awarding commission commissions to Santos given his history.

“You want to bring up Santos, and let’s talk about the institution itself, because I completely agree that Congress is broken,” McCarthy replied, referring to nothing Brennan had said about Congress.

“I’m asking about George Santos,” Brennan clarified. “Because you could put it in the mood to try and rip him off…”

McCarthy fired back, “You asked me a question. I would appreciate it if you let me answer… The Congress is broken based on what happened during the last Congress,” he added completely non-sequitur. “What I’m trying to do is open the people’s house back up to the people, so that their voice is there — so that people are held accountable.”

A stubborn Brennan insisted, “If you can get a third of your caucus to vote to impeach him, you could do it.”

“I wasn’t done answering the question,” McCarthy replied. “What I’m trying to do is change some of these committees, like the Intel committee is different from any other committee…”

“So you’re just not going to answer the question I asked?” Brennan interrupted.

He didn’t.

In the latest Santos investigation, Mother Jones magazine reported that it could not confirm that there were at least a dozen contributors listed on his campaign finances donating significant amounts to his last race in 2020.

Brennan also suspended McCarthy’s call to put Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) on a new subcommittee to investigate the origins of COVID-19, even as she has pushed twisted COVID conspiracy theories and compared mask requirements to limit the spread of help prevent COVID-19. a deadly pandemic for the Nazis’ treatment of Jews.

Watch Brennan hold McCarthy’s feet to the flames in “Face the Nation” below. McCarthy dodges all questions about Santos starting at 1:12 PM.


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