House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) was booed on Saturday by the crowd at former President Donald Trump‘s rally in Wyoming.
McCarthy appeared virtually to encourage rally-goers to oust Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY), saying that she “is obsessed with attacking President Donald J. Trump and pandering to the liberal media.”
As McCarthy initially began his address by introducing himself, the crowd booed. However, the boos appeared to subside amid his praise for Cheney’s primary opponent, Trump-endorsed Harriet Hageman.
McCarthy said Wyoming needs a representative “who prioritizes the needs of her constituents” and encouraged attendees to vote for Hageman during the Aug. 16 primary.
While McCarthy and Trump are on the same page about their feelings toward Cheney, the pair have had been on somewhat bumpy footing, particularly due to Jan. 6.
Leaked audio tapes revealed the top Republican said he planned to ask Trump to resign following Jan. 6. The two talked after the tapes were released, and Trump was reportedly unbothered by the tapes and grateful “they realized they were wrong and supported me.”
Trump has previously criticized the minority leader, saying he has an “inferiority complex,” and previously rebuking him for not treating Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) “properly.”
However, Trump said the pair are still on good terms and he did not seem interested in supporting a different lawmaker’s House Speaker ambitions.
“Well, I don’t know of anybody else that’s running and I think that I’ve had actually a very good relationship with him,” Trump told the Wall Street Journal. “I like him. And other than that brief period of time, I suspect he likes me quite a bit.”
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