House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) on Tuesday posted a video parodying the opening sequence of the Netflix series “Stranger Things” to accuse Democrats of inconsistency on impeachment.
“The only thing Democrat [sic] leaders care about is politics, not facts. Here’s a throwback to when they USED to believe that impeachment was incredibly dangerous and damaging for the country,” McCarthy captioned the video, which depicts clips from the 1998 impeachment of then-President Bill Clinton.
Clips used in the video include current House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler (D-N.Y.) saying impeachment “is an undoing of a national election” and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.), then a U.S. representative, warning of impeachment being “used as a routine tool to fight political battles.”
The video closes on a revised version of the sci-fi series’ logo reading “Democrat Hypocrisy is a Strange Thing.” A spokesperson for McCarthy’s office confirmed to The Hill his office produced the video.
McCarthy has repeatedly attacked the impeachment inquiry announced by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) in September in response to a whistleblower complaint about a July call between President Trump and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky.
In a “60 Minutes” interview Sunday, McCarthy appeared not to be familiar with the summary of the call released by the White House, saying correspondent Scott Pelley “just added another word” when Pelley quoted the rough transcript as having Trump say “I would like you to do us a favor, though.”
The Hill has reached out to McCarthy’s office for comment.