McCarthy Open To Expunging Trump Impeachments

WASHINGTON, DC - DECEMBER 05:  U.S. House Minority Leader Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) speaks during his weekly news conference December 5, 2019 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. McCarthy discussed the impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump.  (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

At a glance

  • Republican House Speaker Kevin McCarthy said this week that he would be open to the idea of “expunging” one or both of former President Donald Trump’s impeachments.
  • When asked about the possibility of erasing the impeachments during a Jan. 12 press conference at the Capitol, McCarthy replied that he would “have to look” at the situation, saying, “I understand why members would want to bring that forward.
  • “Our first priority is to get our economy back on track, secure our borders, make our streets safe again, give parents the opportunity to have a say in their kids’ education, and actually hold government accountable,” he added. “But I understand why individuals want to do it, and we’d look at it.”

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