March 10th, 2013
04:32 PM ET

Rep. McCarthy on Obama's charm offensive: "Is this about politics or is this genuine?... Only time will tell."

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"I gave him that line. I didn't deliver it that way, but I gave him that line, yes.”

On President Obama’s outreach to Republicans

MCCARTHY: I believe any time that both parties are talking, it's a good thing. Now, this should have happened four years ago. I'm glad it's happening. But is this about politics or is this genuine?

CROWLEY: Which is it?

MCCARTHY: Only time will tell. I mean, this president spends a lot of time on the road, a lot of time about politics. He walked off his campaign election, election night after giving a speech and he made two phone calls, Nancy Pelosi and Steve Israel, the head of the Democratic campaign committee. So, is this about winning the House or is it about governing for all of America? And only time will tell that -

House whip questions motives behind Obama outreach