House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) told colleagues last year that he
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“Swear to God,” McCarthy added, after some of the lawmakers laughed at the statement.
According to the Post, Ryan quickly interjected and urged the lawmakers to keep the conversation private.
“No leaks. …This is how we know we’re a real family here,” the speaker said.
Representatives for both McCarthy and Ryan disputed the nature of the
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McCarthy called it “an attempt at humor gone wrong.” Brendan Buck, a
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“He was just kidding. No one took it seriously,” Buck said of McCarthy.
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