Speaking at the House GOP issues retreat on Sunday (March 19), House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-CA.) looked to control former President Donald Trump’s statements calling for protest action by his supporters in light of the revelation he might be indicted as early as Tuesday (March 21)
McCarthy spoke clearly when asked about Trump’s call for protesting, “I don’t think people should protest this stuff.”
The California Democrat continued, suggesting Trump’s comments on social media is his way of encouraging others to “educate people about what’s going on.”
The House Speaker explained that the former President’s remarks weren’t intended in a “harmful way.”
McCarthy continued, “Nobody should harm” anyone, adding that this was the reason the law should be made equal because if that was the case, “nothing would happen.”
But the California Republican called for “calmness” and “no violence or harm” if Trump supporters do decide to protest.
A day earlier, Trump made a bombshell revelation on Truth Social, predicting that he’d be indicted on Tuesday, citing “illegal leaks.”
The Indictment comes as the conclusion of the Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg’s investigation into hush money payments given by Trump’s former attorney Michael Cohen to adult film star Stormy Daniels.
After he made the revelation, where he essentially vilified the investigation into payments given to Daniels as the 2016 presidential election drew near, Trump called for “Protest,” telling his supporters to ‘take our nation back!”
The former President’s comments immediately sparked concerns that the country would devolve into a violent nationwide protest.