Democrat Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s team made a nasty swipe at House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy for claiming he would bet his own home that Republicans will win back the House in 2022.
During a Saturday CPAC panel, McCarthy’s confidence soared with the words:
We’re going to get the majority back. We’re five seats away. I would bet my house. My personal house. Don’t tell my wife, but I will bet it. This is the smallest majority the Democrats have had in 100 years.
In response, Pelosi’s deputy communications director Roby Patterson stated:
No one should be surprised the Minority Leader is willing to wager his home. McCarthy doesn’t have much to give after sacrificing his integrity trying to cancel $1400 survival checks for Americans trying to make ends meet during a deadly pandemic.
McCarthy responded Sunday, tweeting, “I still live in the first house I ever bought while Pelosi takes shots at me from one of her mansions.”
I still live in the first house I ever bought while Pelosi takes shots at me from one of her mansions. https://t.co/SqzGvBWq3n
— Kevin McCarthy (@GOPLeader) February 28, 2021
The spat continues the ongoing verbal battle between the two lawmakers. Just before the House’s passing of the $1.9 trillion COVID-19 stimulus package, McCarthy criticized the vote, calling it the Pelosi Payoff Bill.
Earlier in the month, Pelosi attacked McCarthy for failing to censure Georgia Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene for his past support of QAnon’s conspiracies. The House did vote to remove Greene from committees at the time.
As the arguments continue, the American people are still waiting for action. Despite Biden’s promised for help from the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, his current bill includes only a tiny percentage directly toward Americans in need.
Much of the COVID-19 bill includes paybacks for political pet projects, ranging from $100 million for San Francisco mass transit (hint, hint Pelosi) to millions of dollars for “economic justice” issues unrelated to recovery.
No wonder McCarthy is willing to bet his home on the midterms. Americans are ready for help and it’s nowhere to be found from Democrat leaders, making it increasingly likely that voters will choose new leadership in 2022.