The incident Kinzinger’s referring to here is McCarthy’s having lied about Kinzinger’s asking McCarthy to recommend him for a job in Trump’s cabinet. (I forget which one.)
It reminds me of a story Adam Schiff tells in his latest book, Midnight in Washington: How We Almost Lost Our Democracy and Still Could.
Schiff was coincidentally seated beside McCarthy on a flight to or from California. A day or so later, McCarthy told the press a totally fabricated bogus story about the conversation they’d had. Schiff confronted him. McCarthy didn’t deny he’d lied. In effect, he simply shrugged and said, “Yeah. So what?”
I think I’ll expand these thoughts for an article in the Hyde Park newsletter.