Washington D.C. – House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (CA-23) joined Maria Bartiromo on Sunday Morning Futures to talk about the GOP Agenda.
Excerpts of the interview are below, or watch online here.
“Well we’ll want to find common ground. We will look to make sure we continue to make our military strong, make sure that we can combat China and others of their aggressive actions and also when it comes to trade expanding. We want to find places that we can find common ground but those places that we principally disagree with, we will stand up strongly to show America the difference to make sure that we can continue to grow this country.”
“Well I don’t think the Democrats are going to be able to stop the agenda because look at how much we’ve been able to grow. I know what the Democrats want to do: just investigations and impeachment. But as I’ve said before, America ‘s too great for a vision so small. I believe what we’re able to achieve as we move forward is finding where we grow economically, we’re able to secure that middle class tax cut and make it permanent, whether we’re able to continue to give raises to our military, whether we’re able to combat the opioid problem in the future and actually, curtail this debt that we have that’s going to hurt the future generations.”
“Well the real fear I have is what the Democrats plan to do. They believe Medicare For All, a government- controlled healthcare system, this is what more than 100 of the Democrats have co-sponsored inside the House. That will bankrupt Medicare. More than 50% of Americans get their health care from their employer. That will become illegal in the process. It would break the system that we currently have. That is why it’s important that Republicans continue to put forth their ideas, their ideas to make healthcare a better quality at a lower price, that we’ll continue to do this on a time and time again basis.”
“We should put people before politics and I’ll be excited to see the day the Democrats want to join us with that.”
“I’m hopeful they will not slow it down because if the Democrats slow this agreement down it only slows America’s economy down and I’m hopeful they could put people before politics and look at what’s best for America. More markets being opened up. More products of American-made going into other countries creating more jobs. Think about how many jobs we’ve been able to create with this new administration and the Republican Congress. I’m hopeful we can continue to grow. I’m hopeful that the Democrats change from their past ways and see the success that we have and continue along that same path.”