House Republicans are backing Donald Trump's presidential campaign and will keep their congressional majority, and reports of a call between House Speaker Paul Ryan and GOP leaders about Trump were misconstrued, House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy said Tuesday.
"I think lots of the reports that you are reading about from a phone call, that was a different phone call then I read about," the California Republican told Fox News' "Fox & Friends" program.
"It was a uniting force. We know the wind is in our face, that supporting Donald Trump, supporting our members of Congress, we're in a fight."
The issue, McCarthy continued, is about whether "do we want to change this country, or do we want the status quo, and that leaves just one decision, whether to support Trump or Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton.
"I want to see this country changed," said McCarthy. "I'm concerned about the Supreme Court. I'm concerned about the actions of a foreign policy of where America currently stands based upon the former secretary of state. So it's no doubt where we stand and what we're fighting for."
He also said he does not believe the talk that the House could be lost over Republicans who stand behind Trump's campaign.
"I believe we have to change this country," McCarthy said. "We're going to keep this House. We need to elect Donald Trump president."
Also, he said it's important to listen to the direction of the election.
"We know the actions of Hillary Clinton," said McCarthy. "We know the decisions that have to be made before the Supreme Court. We know the actions that Hillary Clinton took after she got a subpoena from Congress to control and keep her emails.
"She then goes to another company to bleach them. Is that a person capable of becoming president? Is that a person that we want to be president? Don't we want to see some change in this country?"
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