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Speaker McCarthy Denies Report Claiming He Promised to Expunge Trump Impeachments

House Speaker Kevin McCarthy on Thursday denied a report claiming he promised former President Donald Trump that the House would hold a vote before its August recess on expunging Trump’s past impeachments.

“There’s no deal, but I’ve been very clear from long before — when I voted against impeachments — that they put them in for purely political purposes. I support expungement but there’s no deal out there,” McCarthy said.

Politico reported McCarthy had made a promise to Trump.

The symbolic measure is not likely to come to the floor before recess because it lacks enough GOP votes to pass. House Majority Leader Steve Scalise told reporters, “I don’t think full membership has chimed in yet” on these resolutions and mentioned the focus next week is appropriation bills.

Read the source article at ABC News

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