House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) went on Fox News Sunday morning for one purpose: To whine about his failure to sink the Build Back Better legislation which passed this week in the House, putting it one step closer to becoming law.
McCarthy told host Maria Bartiromo that Democrats heckled him as he spoke for eight house in a failed attempt to block a vote on the legislation:
“The amount of heckling that they would try to do to stop me from being able to talk. But what we really found, Maria, with one-party rule in one year, this big government socialism isn’t working.”
Big government socialism? Does that mean McCarthy and the GOP are also opposed to Medicare and Social Security, both of which are forms of socialism? If so, voters need to be aware of that before they go to the polls a year from now.
Bartiromo wondered if maybe the heckling had given McCarthy the fortitude he needed to keep speaking for those 8 long hours, which led him to respond:
“When I got on the floor, what was so interesting was how bad they were fighting back with every word I would say. It was AOC and Tim Ryan. Those were the ones who would yell the loudest. And here’s Tim Ryan who used to be the alternative to Nancy Pelosi, who had partnered to become this big government socialism and they would scream from the other side trying to shut me down.”
Is heckling a threat to McCarthy? If so, is it nearly the threat that the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol was? He and his GOP colleagues have repeatedly refused to vote in favor of a bipartisan commission to look at the Capitol insurrection, yet suddenly he has the nerve to complain that he was being heckled while he gave a speech. \
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