Top Democrat Berates Kevin McCarthy Over His Failures In GOP’s First 100 Days


Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.), who eventually managed to become House Speaker after historically extended rounds of voting, hasn’t done much. The GOP majority in the House that took power earlier this year has largely focused its attention on headline-grabbing investigations from angles relevant to Donald Trump, like a probe into the so-called weaponization of the government — a favorite complaint of his.

Bills previously identified as priorities for the GOP majority remain unapproved even in that chamber despite lofty promises and the approach of the 100-day mark for the Republican Party’s control, and there has been little apparent sign of meaningful negotiations or even dialogue between Republican leadership in the House and figures elsewhere, including in the Senate and White House, that would push their agenda forward. There are some important issues at hand, too, like dealing with the debt ceiling, which refers to a formal allowance for what can be done to cover previously approved spending. Senate Majority Leader Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) has pushed for accomplishing what’s needed on the debt ceiling without accompanying priorities thrown into the negotiations mix.

“There may be a more worthless/less effective Speakership than Kevin McCarthy’s first 100 days, but I haven’t seen it,” Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-Calif.) said. It’s an important issue. What are Republicans going to offer voters in the elections happening next year? More investigations that make absolutely no difference in everyday Americans’ daily lives? The idea there is some kind of political persecution unfolding that has targeted Trump supporters is ludicrous. What Trump was recently charged with in New York had nothing to do directly with his politics and is in large part an often-prosecuted offense!