Pelosi says audio recordings show McCarthy ‘inconsistent’ on lawmaker safety

Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) on Friday, in her first public comments about new recordings featuring Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (Calif.), accused the GOP leader of hypocrisy over concerns about lawmakers’ safety following the Jan. 6, 2021 Capitol riot.

Pelosi said during her weekly press conference that audio of McCarthy raising issues regarding rhetoric from fellow Republicans in the days after the attack was “inconsistent” with his past opposition to efforts such as installing magnetometers at the House chamber entrance.