1. Medium of Rep. McCarthy coming to podium in press gallery
2. SOUNDBITE (English) Rep. Kevin McCarthy, House Minority Leader:
"Leading up to today's planned hearing at the House Judiciary Committee where we expected to hear from A.G. -- Attorney General Barr, Chairman Nadler decided to change the rules to satisfy the very obvious desire to impeach President Trump. Only one time has staff questioned a cabinet-level official and that was during an impeachment hearing. Attorney General Barr has been very transparent. If you read the Mueller Report the first volume, 90% of all of it is to the public. 98% is available in the second volume. There's no collusion and I believe it's time for our country to move forward."
3. Medium of Rep. McCarthy at podium
4. SOUNDBITE (English) Rep. Kevin McCarthy, House Minority Leader:
"I do not believe Attorney General Barr lied. I believe he's been very transparent in all of this. I think if there -- people are looking at who has lied in the process, simply look at Chairman Nadler. Chairman Nadler asked the attorney general to come and he said yes. After the attorney general said he would come to the committee to speak to every member they moved to change the rules."
5. Wide of Rep. McCarthy at podium
6. SOUNDBITE (English) Rep. Kevin McCarthy, House Minority Leader:
"The only time an individual -- a staffer questioned somebody was during Watergate. Nadler has been wanting to impeach the day after the election. He can't have the facts to prove of why he should but he will not stop. This is what the American public is frustrated by -- the politics of attacking individuals."
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8. SOUNDBITE (English) Rep. Kevin McCarthy, House Minority Leader:
"Look at the Democratic Party. They now want to weaponize the IRS. They want to go after -- continue to go after the president, they try to go after his family. This has got to stop. The American public wants us to move forward and solve the problems."
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10. SOUNDBITE (English) Rep. Kevin McCarthy, House Minority Leader:
"Think of the volumes and all the questions prior wanting to make sure what the Democrats were asking, could we see the Mueller Report? 90% of volume one is all open to the public. 98% of the second volume. If you look and listen to the American public and not just my district, go to those who are running for president. go to the Democrats who are out there. Go to the Democrats who are in Congress are having their town halls. They are not getting questions about Mueller. Yes, they are getting questions about health care. Medicare for all. They are getting questions about infrastructure and others. Shouldn't they focus on what the American public expects and what the American public wants?"
11. Medium of Rep. McCarthy at podium
12. SOUNDBITE (English) Rep. Kevin McCarthy, House Minority Leader:
"I disagree with the Democrats thinking they want to raise taxes to pay for infrastructure before they went to see the president. They said they would have to change the current tax code that they would raise the rates of Americans."
On Capitol Hill, House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy tells reporters he does not believe Attorney General Barr lied to Congress his testimony.
McCarthy says, "I believe he's (Barr) been very transparent in all of this. I think if there people are looking at who has lied in the process, simply look at Chairman Nadler."
The House Judiciary Committee, chaired by Rep. Jerry Nadler, held a hearing featuring an empty chair for Attorney General William Barr after Barr informed the panel he wouldn't show up for the session on special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia report.
McCarthy also says, "Chairman Nadler decided to change the rules to satisfy the very obvious desire to impeach President Trump."
Barr had been asked to testify about special counsel Robert Mueller's report, but the Justice Department said he would not appear.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is asserting that Attorney General Robert Barr has committed a crime by lying to Congress.
Pelosi said Barr's testimony to Congress raised "deadly serious" questions.