Radio host is REMOVED from Kevin McCarthy’s press conference for asking about his opposition to the January 6 commission
- The man posted video of the encounter; it garnered more than 2 million views
- McCarthy was in Florida holding a press conference on Cuba
- The questioner yelled out: ”Why do you oppose the January 6th Commission, sir?’
- The camera shakes, and the video soon cuts off
A radio host who asked House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy says he was forcibly removed from a Florida press conference after he asked a question about the commission probing the Jan. 6th attacks.
‘Why do you oppose the January 6th Commission, sir?’ he yells as his video camera shakes during the encounter – in a clip that has been viewed more than 2 million times.
Stern claims he was removed by a congressional aide and four police at McCarthy’s presser, meant to focus attention on protests in Cuba – although McCarthy’s office said his staff wasn’t involved.
‘Minority leader, you said that the 1960 revolution, it created tyranny on the island of Cuba. And I am asking you a question’ Stern said, according to video he Tweeted .
I tried to ask @GOPLeader McCarthy a question after he decried Cuban police pickup up people in the streets.
Why does he oppose the bipartisan #January6thCommission?
A Congressional staffer had four cops pick me up and drag me from the room.
I still asked the question. pic.twitter.com/HDqrhvARaC
— Grant Stern is fully vaccinated (@grantstern) August 5, 2021
A radio host who tried to question House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy at a Florida event was removed after he tried to ask McCarthy about the Jan. 6th commission
‘It’s not a Democratic or Republican issue. So, why do you oppose the January 6 Commission, sir? Why do you oppose the January 6 Commission, sir?’
The clip then ends abruptly.
Stern can be heard breathing heavily in the video after he asked the question.
‘A Congressional staffer had four cops pick me up and drag me from the room. I still asked the question,’ stern wrote on his Twitter account.
McCarthy spokesman Matt Sparks told DailyMail.com that neither ‘McCarthy’s [security] detail or staff were not involved in removing him,’ but didn’t specify who did.
He sought to question McCarthy about the Jan. 6th Select Committee
He invoked the Cuban Revolution. Former President Fidel Castro, Prime Minister from February 1959, addressing the United Nations in New York
Stern claims he was removed by an aide and four police officers, and posted video of the incident
Stern hosts a Miami area radio show and identifies himself as writing columns for Washington Press by Occupy Democrats.
The Cuban Revolution ran from 1953 through the very end of 1958, with Fidel Castros’ regime taking over in 1959.
Stern was referencing the Jan. 6th Capitol riot, and a talks over a commission to probe it that eventually blew up.
After the House voted to create a select committee following the implosion of a bipartisan commission, Pelosi nixed two Republicans installed by McCarthy. They included Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio), who says he spoke to President Donald Trump the day of the riot, and Rep. Jim Banks (R-Ind.), who chairs the GOP Steering Committee. Both voted not to seat electors for President Biden amid Trump’s claims of election fraud.
McCarthy then pulled all five Republicans from the Select Committee. Pelosi responded by naming GOP Reps. Liz Cheney and Adam Kinzinger.
Stern asked the question after McCarthy spoke about the ‘oppression of people being picked up in streets,’ in reference to the recent crackdown on a burst of protests in Cuba.
McCarthy looks straight at Stern during the question, but does not respond.
Stern posted Friday that he was at the Orthopedist’s office for an exam of his left knee, but ‘fortunately the X-ray showed no broken bones.’
‘I now have a prescription for physical therapy and a magnetic resonance imaging test, as well as anti-inflammatory medication,’ he added.
In this post, he accuses McCarthy of having ‘silently watched police assault on me’ for asking the question, ‘shortly after a congressional staffer confronted me.’