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HOUSE Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy recently spoke out on taking President Trump to an impeachment trial for a second time.

The Republican Senator is one of several GOP members who blame Trump for how the Capitol riots unfolded, killing five and injuring at least 60 more.

8House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, Republican of California, leaves after a photo opportunity with newly-sworn in first-term Republican members of CongressCredit: AFP or licensors Who is Kevin McCarthy?

Kevin McCarthy is an American politician serving as House Minority Leader in the United States House of Representatives since 2019.

He previously served as House Majority Leader under Speakers John Boehner and Paul Ryan from 2014 to 2019.

8McCarthy oins the freshmen GOP members of Congress for a group photograph on the East Front Steps of the U.S. CapitolCredit: Splash News

He went to college and graduate school at California State University, Bakersfield.

He is a member of the Republican party and is married to wife Judy McCarthy.

The pair have two children, a daughter named Meghan and a son named Connor.

Did Kevin McCarthy endorse Trump's impeachment?

Kevin McCarthy announced that he places blame on President Trump for January 6's insurrection at the Capitol, but he would not vote for Trump to be impeached.

8McCarthy conducts his weekly news conference in the Capitol Visitor Center on Thursday, November 12, 2020Credit: Getty Images - Getty

Instead, he said he was in favor of censure. Censure, according to the government, is "less severe than expulsion, a censure (sometimes referred to as condemnation or denouncement) does not remove a senator from office. It is a formal statement of disapproval."

"The president bears responsibility for Wednesday's attack on Congress by mob rioters. He should have immediately denounced the mob when he saw what was unfolding," said McCarthy.

8McCarthy speaks to reporters following a meeting with Speaker of the House Nancy PelosiCredit: Alamy Live News

"These facts require immediate action from President Trump - accept his share of responsibility, quell the brewing unrest and ensure that President-Elect Biden is able to successfully begin his term.

"And the president's immediate action also deserves congressional action, which is why I think a fact-finding commission and a censure resolution would be prudent. Unfortunately, that is not where we are today."

8Congress convenes at Capitol and holds mock swearing-in for membersCredit: CNP

He shot down rumors that the riots were incited by liberals.

"Some say the riots were caused by Antifa," McCarthy said.

"There's absolutely no evidence of that and conservatives should be the first to say so."

McCarthy joined a handful of senators who objected to the certification of the Electoral College results.

What is impeachment and how does it work?

According to the US Constitution, impeachment is the tool Congress uses to punish serious misconduct from the president.

The misconduct can be categorized as treason or bribery, or it can be defined as “other high Crimes and Misdemeanors.”

8US President Donald Trump speaks during a rallyCredit: AFP or licensors

The House of Representatives can vote to impeach a president with a simple majority. The Senate will then hold a trial which ends on a vote of a verdict..

It takes two-thirds of the Senate, a supermajority, to convict the president. If convicted, the president is removed from office, and the vice president would take power.

What happens if President Trump is impeached a second time?

President Donald Trump is facing an unprecedented second impeachment as House Democrats officially push forward to charge him with "inciting insurrection" in the wake of the Capitol siege.

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Democrats formally introduced the articles on January 11 and are now awaiting the Senate's response.

Trump could become the first president in history to be impeached twice with a single charge.

8President Donald J. Trump participates in an election eve campaign rally on behalf of Republican Georgia Senators Kelly LoefflerCredit: EPA

If he were to be impeached a second time, the question would pose itself as to whether he should be removed from office to whether he should be banned from holding future federal office, effectively blocking him from running for president again in 2024.

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Woman warned Capitol Police about Jake Angeli in December

A Philadelphia woman claims she warned Capitol Police in December about a potentially violent protester, but says cops did nothing and even allowed him to carry a weapon on congressional Capitol grounds.

Melissa Byrne, a 41-year-old political organizer, was in Washington, D.C., for a COVID-relief event on Dec. 14 when she saw Jacob Chansley, also known as Jake Angeli, walking near the Senate steps holding a metal-tipped spear. Chansley became infamous a few weeks later after storming the US capitol dressed in horns and a fur headdress.

“I was shocked they allowed a guy with a spear to walk around the city,” Byrne told The Post. “There he is walking with a metal spear. I flagged down a cop … and he looked into it and made a call and said higher ups had allowed him to be there.”

Byrne said she saw Chansley — weapon in hand — meandering around the Senate steps. He was with a woman, dressed in normal clothing and not otherwise causing a disturbance.

Byrne said she recognized him from his presence at skirmishes between Proud Boys and Antifa that weekend.

Chansley and other rioters stormed the US Capitol on Jan. 6 in an attempt to overturn the results of the 2020 presidential election. The aspiring actor was among the most visible participants in the insurrection, marching with a horned headdress and no shirt.

Byrne first made her allegation against unresponsive cops in a viral Twitter post Friday. A rep for the Capitol Police did not immediately respond to request for comment from The Post.

Prosecutors originally said Chansley and others were looking to “capture and assassinate elected officials,” but backed away from that claim, citing a lack of evidence.

But Chansley, 33, of Phoenix, Ariz., was charged on Jan. 9 with knowingly entering a restricted building, and with violent entry and disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds.

Capitol Police have faced growing questions about their response to the unrest as the chaos unfolded.

“I feel like I did the right thing by reporting it and it just shows there was a systematic failure,” Byrne said. “When you don’t take threats seriously you enable chaos to happen.”

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