Kevin McCarthy turns impeachment into political score-settling
House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy has been a vocal opponent of impeachment and has stated his intention to turn it into political score-settling. In an interview with Fox News, McCarthy said that he would use impeachment to ensure that Republicans can fight against a “partisan witch hunt.” He argues that the process of impeachment in the House is being used as a way to target Republican policies and as an attempt to nullify the President’s 2016 victory. He suggests that impeaching the President would be an example of executive overreach and a power grab by Democrats. McCarthy’s intention to turn impeachment into a partisan affair highlights the divisiveness of American politics and his own willingness to use political gamesmanship to score points.