House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) called the $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief package a “waste of money” and a “payoff” to the “political friends” of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) in an interview on Fox & Friends Friday.
McCarthy outlined the expansive work already done on vaccine rollout, which was one of the key selling points of the bill, and credited the incredible American fortitude and ingenuity that he believes are responsible for gains made since COVID hit.
The House Minority Leader then went after the excessive spending in the massive taxpayer-funded spending spree.
“Your money is going to pay for illegal immigrants’ healthcare,” McCarthy blazed. “Your money also is being sent to San Francisco city where your money will be spent giving alcohol and marijuana to the homeless.”
“That is what that bill is doing and two-thirds of the money for the schools don’t even come forward to 2023 and there is a trillion dollars still sitting there from the five bills we’ve already passed. This is a waste of money, less than 9% is going to Covid. This is a payoff to Pelosi’s political friends,” he declared.
Republicans appear to be working in concert to cut off Pelosi’s credibility ahead of their efforts in the 2022 election to retake the House of Representatives.
GOP Rep. Lauren Boebert released a video attacking the House Speaker where she called for Pelosi to “tear down this wall” in reference to the razorwire still encircling the capital building.
The Republican Party, led by politicians like McCarthy (and some would still say, former President Donald Trump) likely recognizes this time as their golden opportunity to use Americans’ frustration with corruption in the political process as the foothold they need to regain strength. And they will need all the strength they can get to fend off Democrats’ ever-increasing mad grab for power.