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House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) slammed House Speaker and state rival Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) earlier today. The Republican rep shredded her over a new political power play. He argued to Fox News‘ “Fox & Friends” Friday, “This isn’t about oversight, it sounds like pure politics. Let’s take care of the crisis at hand right now. We have five different oversights already looking at this and this is what she comes up with?”
And stressed, “That’s why in the CARES act we implemented three new oversight entities within there that [Pelosi] has an appointment to, but we already have the Oversight Committee only to focus on this, and we also have…every single committee has an oversight subcommittee.”
Plus added, “It seems to me that this is just politics as usual instead of focusing on the crisis we need to be today, focusing on the American public and getting the resources to them.”
The day before he claimed, “I have a couple of concerns about this: one who she’s naming, [House Majority Whip James] Clyburn (D-SC). It’s concerning to me because Congressman Clyburn is the one who thought this crisis was an opportune time to restructure government,” he declared.“That’s not what you should be doing,”
The Golden State GOP Congressman continued, “You should be taking care of the American public, keeping an economy strong just as it was before and moving forward.”
Rep, McCarthy told, “In the bill that we just passed we had the Pandemic Response Accountability Committee, now this is a group of IGs [inspector generals] headed by [acting Inspector General of the Department of Defense] Glenn Fine. We also created the special inspector general for pandemic recovery, and Treasury gave it a $25 million dollar budget, we created the Congressional Oversight Commission inside here where you get an appointment by all the leaders.”
Also President Donald Trump stated yesterday, “This is not the time for politics.” Further, “Endless partisan investigations, here we go again, have already done extraordinary damage to our country in recent years. You see what happens. It’s witch hunt after witch hunt after witch hunt, and in the end the people doing the witch hunt have been losing, and they’ve been losing by a lot.”
As he declared, “It’s not any time for witch hunts, it’s time to get this enemy defeated.” Plus expressed, “Conducting these partisan investigations in the middle of a pandemic is a really big waste of vital resources, time, attention, and we want to fight for American lives, not waste time and build up my poll numbers. Because that’s all their doing because everyone knows it’s ridiculous.”
This national crisis only deepening the partisan divide.