1. Pan House Minority Leader Rep. Kevin McCarthy walks to microphones
2. SOUNDBITE (English) Rep. Kevin McCarthy, House Minority leader:
"Just ending a meeting. I see a pattern of behavior with Speaker Nancy Pelosi. She storms out of another meeting, trying to make it unproductive. The other Democrats stayed and actually had a very productive meeting with the general from the Joint Chiefs, with the Secretary of Defense. And the president in this meeting stated what his number one goal is, to make sure America is safe. He talked with the general. Listen to the plan. Very productive between the Democrats who actually stayed in the meeting. Unfortunately, the Speaker tries to make everything political. Her own statements weren't productive. To storm out of the meeting, which I've watched time before during other crisis is really not the ability of a Speaker or the style House speaker should carry herself out."
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3. SOUNDBITE (English) Rep. Michael McCaul, Republican - Texas:
"I wanted assurances from the president and (Joint Chiefs of Staff) General (Mark) Milley as one who made the recommendation to start moving our troops away from harm's way. But most importantly, to have a residual force in Syria to protect the homeland. I was given that assurance today, that we are not withdrawing completely from Syria. We will have a residual force of special operators to first and foremost protect the homeland. We're no longer engaged in nation building. I think the president wants other nations to share the burden and the cost in the war on terror and other coalition force responsibilities. So, that was my biggest take-away from the meeting, is that it's not a complete withdrawal. We will have forces to protect the homeland. "
4. SOUNDBITE (English) Rep. Kevin McCarthy, House Minority leader:
(Reporter: We understand that the president called for a third rate politicians, in this meeting. Is that an appropriate way to talk to the leader of coequal branch of government?)
Inside the meeting, inside the meeting, what I listen to, the speaker referred to the President I thought was unbecoming. I watched individuals get heated in the process. I've been in a lot of meetings where individuals get heated with one another. I do not believe in that process that you get up and you walk away."
Two House Republicans are blaming House Speaker for walking out of a briefing with President Donald Trump and calling her actions "unbecoming."
Trump met Wednesday at the White House with members of Congress to discuss the situation with Turkey. During the meeting, Democrats said Trump insulted House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, calling her a "third-rate politician." Democratic leaders left shortly thereafter.
House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., sought to pin the blame on Pelosi, saying she stormed out of the meeting trying to make it unproductive.
He called it a pattern of behavior on her part, disregarding that it was actually Trump who walked out of a meeting with Democratic leaders on the issue of infrastructure spending last May.
McCarthy said the meeting was very productive for the lawmakers from both parties who remained.