Home Minority Chief Kevin McCarthy was caught in a giant lie on Thursday.

The California Republican denied a New York Times report that he advised GOP leaders he would advise former President Donald Trump to resign after the Jan. 6 assault on the U.S. Capitol, calling it “completely false and improper.”

Simply hours later, nonetheless, New York Times reporters Alexander Burns and Jonathan Martin released audio of McCarthy saying precisely that in a telephone name with Republican leaders on Jan. 10, 2021. On MSNBC, the Times journalists said there was a lot more the place that got here from.

Now, McCarthy’s critics are calling him out over it.

A.B. Stoddard, a columnist on the conservative web site RealClearPolitics, described it as an “wonderful, breathtaking failure” and proof McCarthy is “just too silly” to turn into speaker of the Home.

“The concept that he put out an emphatic denial simply hours in the past to be upped like this with tapes simply hours later is actually simply an epic embarrassment to the Republicans and to the person who’s been attempting to be speaker for all these years now,” she stated.

The Democratic Nationwide Committee launched an announcement calling McCarthy a “fraud and a liar.”

“Republicans should not match to control and Republican majorities would imply little greater than full subservience to Donald Trump,” the group stated.

Others used Twitter to slam McCarthy: