McCarthy shares 'Stranger Things' parody video criticizing impeachment
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House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthyKevin McCarthyPress: Inmates have taken over the asylum 58 percent say Jan. 6 House committee is biased: poll The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Facebook - Senate finalizes .2 trillion bipartisan infrastructure bill MORE (R-Calif.) on Tuesday posted a video parodying the opening sequence of the Netflix series “Stranger Things” to accuse Democrats of inconsistency on impeachment.

“The only thing Democrat [sic] leaders care about is politics, not facts. Here's a throwback to when they USED to believe that impeachment was incredibly dangerous and damaging for the country,” McCarthy captioned the video, which depicts clips from the 1998 impeachment of then-President Bill ClintonWilliam (Bill) Jefferson ClintonAzar regrets Trump didn't get vaccinated on national TV New spotlight on secretaries of state as electoral battlegrounds Bipartisan infrastructure win shows Democrats must continue working across the aisle MORE.


Clips used in the video include current House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry NadlerJerrold (Jerry) Lewis NadlerBiden backs effort to include immigration in budget package Biden to meet with 11 Democratic lawmakers on DACA: report Britney Spears's new attorney files motion to remove her dad as conservator MORE (D-N.Y.) saying impeachment “is an undoing of a national election” and Senate Minority Leader Chuck SchumerChuck Schumer'The Squad' celebrates Biden eviction moratorium Overnight Health Care: Florida becomes epicenter of COVID-19 surge | NYC to require vaccination for indoor activities | Biden rebukes GOP governors for barring mask mandates National Organization for Women calls for Cuomo resignation MORE (D-N.Y.), then a U.S. representative, warning of impeachment being “used as a routine tool to fight political battles.”

The video closes on a revised version of the sci-fi series’ logo reading “Democrat Hypocrisy is a Strange Thing.” A spokesperson for McCarthy's office confirmed to The Hill his office produced the video.


McCarthy has repeatedly attacked the impeachment inquiry announced by House Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiFive takeaways from the Ohio special primaries On The Money: Biden issues targeted eviction moratorium | GOP skepticism looms over bipartisan spending deal 'The Squad' celebrates Biden eviction moratorium MORE (D-Calif.) in September in response to a whistleblower complaint about a July call between President TrumpDonald TrumpFive takeaways from the Ohio special primaries Missouri Rep. Billy Long enters Senate GOP primary Trump-backed Mike Carey wins GOP primary in Ohio special election MORE and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky.

In a “60 Minutes” interview Sunday, McCarthy appeared not to be familiar with the summary of the call released by the White House, saying correspondent Scott Pelley “just added another word” when Pelley quoted the rough transcript as having Trump say “I would like you to do us a favor, though."

The Hill has reached out to McCarthy’s office for comment.