Washington, D.C. – House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (CA-23) appeared on Sunday Morning Futures with Maria Bartiromo to discuss the legacy of Senator John McCain, historic economic growth, and how Congress is taking action to combat censorship of conservatives online.
Excerpts of the interview are below, or watch online here.
On the passing of Senator John McCain:
“I believe great nations require great sacrifice from their leaders and there’s been few leaders that have ever sacrificed as much as John McCain. He was fierce, loyal, and he would work across the other side of the aisle and could be the very best person in a battle…. There were times we disagreed but I respected him for what he did. Even though he was home getting treatment, I’d talk to Congressman Mac Thornberry, the Chairman of Armed Services and when they were working on the NDAA, Senator McCain would still be right there doing the work. There is no one that understood the military better or of what happens around the world.
“When we travel to other countries and sit with world leaders the person they always ask about was John McCain. Because they knew him personally and trusted him, and that helped America’s foreign policy around the world during different eras and different times.”
On growing strength in the economy:
“When you look at what this election is going to be about, it’s going to be about results versus resistance–Pelosi’s resistance. Look at the results we have economically–the last time there was a party in power that had economic growth at 4% they actually gained seats. In the last 49 years of America, unemployment has only been below 4% for eight months–three of those eight months were this year. It is unbelievable the results that have been achieved…but what I’m more proud about is it cuts across all parts of America.”
On the alarming trend of social media censorship against conservatives:
“First of all you’ve got to look at the problem, social media has become the modern day town square. 67%, two-thirds of all adults get some of their news from social media and it only continues to climb. Look at the stories what we found, two weeks before the California Republican Primary if you googled the California Republican Party, they said our ideology wasn’t the party of Lincoln or Reagan–it was Nazism.
“Look at what’s happened on Facebook and Twitter, Elizabeth Heng who is running against Jim Costa in California. Her parents escaped Cambodia and she has an amazing story to tell and they won’t show her video, which contains the same footage that would be on PBS…. Now I want to give Jack Dorsey, the CEO of Twitter some credit because I have been talking to him and requested him to come testify…. Jack is coming in and he wants to be very open and the other social platforms should be open as well. Conservatives voices are not being heard and that is not a fair process, we need more transparency.”