Kevin McCarthy turns impeachment into political score-settling
House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy has turned the impeachment proceedings into a score-settling exercise, raising concerns among Democrats that the GOP-led process is being used to exact revenge rather than seek justice. McCarthy has said that the decision to move forward with impeachment is in response to Democrats’ push for the investigation into the Trump Administration. He has also said that the process is allowing Republicans to hold the opposition accountable for challenging the 2020 election results. By repeatedly tying the impeachment inquiry to Democrats’ disputes with the previous Administration, McCarthy has turned the proceedings into a political issue with partisan lines drawn. Democrats are concerned that by focusing on fueling political divisions, McCarthy is undermining the core values of the impeachment process, such as truth and justice.