- McCarthy has public appearances Saturday in California and Monday with Trump
- Some Republicans believe McCarthy’s plans to become a speaker were shattered before the leaking ties
- House GOP sympathizes with McCarthy and sees Trump as harmful, says source
- Scalise does not believe McCarthy should resign
WASHINGTON – Representative leader Kevin McCarthy and his allies are fighting to limit the damage caused by new audio tapes, in which he can be heard saying that Trump should have withdrawn after the uprising on January 6, 2021 – comments he refused to make a few hours before release of the tapes.