Amash calls McCarthy incompetent, dishonest after '60 Minutes' interview

Independent Rep. Justin AmashJustin AmashThe Hill's Campaign Report: DOJ, intel to be major issues in 2020 Amash decides against Libertarian campaign for president The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Facebook - In reversal, Trump says he won't disband coronavirus task force MORE (Mich.) on Sunday hit Minority Leader Kevin McCarthyKevin Owen McCarthyHillicon Valley: Trump signs order targeting social media legal protections | House requests conference with Senate after FISA vote canceled | Minneapolis systems temporarily brought down by hackers House punts on FISA, votes to begin negotiations with Senate Rep. Banks launches bid for RSC chairman MORE (Calif.) over an interview the Republican House leader did about the impeachment inquiry against President TrumpDonald John TrumpMinneapolis erupts for third night, as protests spread, Trump vows retaliation Stocks open mixed ahead of Trump briefing on China The island that can save America MORE.

"Kevin McCarthy again displays his unique brand of incompetence and dishonesty," Amash tweeted along with a video of the interview with CBS's "60 Minutes."

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In the interview, McCarthy was pressed by host Scott Pelley on the July 25 phone call between Trump and his Ukrainian counterpart, Volodymyr Zelensky, in which Trump pressed Zelensky to investigate former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenBiden campaign cancels fundraiser with Mueller prosecutor Twitter joins Democrats to boost mail-in voting — here's why The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Facebook - George Floyd's death sparks protests, National Guard activation MORE and his son Hunter Biden, according to a partial transcript released by the White House.
Pelley repeatedly pressed McCarthy on whether soliciting foreign assistance to undermine a political opponent was appropriate, but McCarthy did not respond, instead bringing up the weight of votes on sending troops to war.
 
The California lawmaker also appeared surprised when Pelley read a direct quote from the partial transcript of the call between Trump and Zelensky released by the White House, initially implying that Pelley had altered the quote.

Amash left the Republican Party on July 4 after coming out in support of impeachment following the release of former special counsel Robert MuellerRobert (Bob) MuellerCNN's Toobin warns McCabe is in 'perilous condition' with emboldened Trump CNN anchor rips Trump over Stone while evoking Clinton-Lynch tarmac meeting The Hill's 12:30 Report: New Hampshire fallout MORE's report into Russian interference in the 2016 election.

Mueller laid out 10 potential cases of obstruction of justice by Trump, and Amash determined that at least some of them reached the threshold for impeachment.