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WASHINGTON, D.C. — House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (CA-23) joined President Trump on his visit to California yesterday to meet with the first responders and community leaders impacted by the Camp and Woosely fires. Following the trip — which included Representatives Ken Calvert and Doug LaMalfa and California Governor Jerry Brown and Governor-elect Gavin Newsom — McCarthy appeared on Fox News’ Justice with Judge Jeanine to describe how President Trump, the Congress, and state of California have come together to help these communities respond and recover from the worst fires in the California’s history. Sadly the full scale of devastation is undetermined and there are hundreds still missing. The message from the President to all Californians during the trip was clear when he said: “Anything we can do, you know we’re here. you just bring it over to the office.”

A transcript of McCarthy’s interview (edited for brevity) can be found below. Or you can watch the full video here.

“You’ve got a divided nation. And here we had a tragic situation, I just watched this president unite people that have difference of opinion. Because the first thing we are, we are all Americans. And the one thing I look for in my leader, especially in a time of need, is to show the statesmanship that I watched this president do today. And not only did he deal with these fires, he went and dealt with the recent shooting, meeting some of the families, meeting the first responders. The way this president reacts and the way the first responders react to this president because of the respect he gives them, I tell you it is a moving situation if you’ve ever been in it to see it.”