Bakersfield Voters Are Polarized on Kevin McCarthy Amid Controversy
- Voters in Kevin McCarthy’s hometown have polarized opinions about their congressional representative.
- Some view the House Minority Leader’s recent controversies as typical politics.
- Others consider his headline-making lies a danger to their community and the country.
Voters in Kevin McCarthy’s hometown of Bakersfield, a Republican stronghold in the largely liberal state of California, have polarized opinions about their congressional representative.
The House Minority Leader is embroiled in controversy for leaked audio revealing he privately criticized former President Trump following the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol while publicly supporting him, then lied about it.
While some residents of his home district view recent headlines as signs of his political…