- McCarthy has public appearances Saturday in California and Monday with Trump
- Some Republicans believe McCarthy’s plans to become speaker were dashed before the leaked tapes
- House GOP sympathizes with McCarthy and view Trump as detrimental, source says
- Scalise does not think McCarthy should resign
WASHINGTON –House GOP leader Kevin McCarthy and his allies are scrambling to contain the damage wrought by new audio tapes in which he can be heard saying Trump should have resigned after the insurrection of Jan. 6, 2021 – comments he denied making just hours before the release of the tapes.