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Washington, D.C. – House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy (CA-23) joined Fox News’ “The Daily Briefing With Dana Perino” to discuss government shutdown negotiations.

Excerpts of Leader McCarthy’s interview can be found below, or you can watch the full video here.

“People are going to go into their second week of not getting their paycheck. But what Speaker Pelosi just did – was give the members of Congress a three-day weekend. She canceled Friday, and let people go home, instead of staying here and solving the problem.”

“We put up three different times to pay the federal employees. And when we did it last week we got six Democrats to join with us. Today we got thirteen. So we only need six more Democrats – and I’m finding a lot of them are beginning to break with Nancy Pelosi.”