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Rep. McCarthy: We should lower the temperature of this Congress

Randy Mancini 19 December 3, 2021
WASHINGTON, DC - DECEMBER 03: House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) speaks during his weekly press conference at the U.S. Capitol on December 3, 2021 in Washington, DC. Leader McCarthy criticized the Biden Administration and House Democratic leaders for their lack of ability to get anything done during the first year despite controlling both the White House and Congress. (Photo by Samuel Corum/Getty Images)

WASHINGTON, DC – DECEMBER 03: House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) speaks during his weekly press conference at the U.S. Capitol on December 3, 2021 in Washington, DC. Leader McCarthy criticized the Biden Administration and House Democratic leaders for their lack of ability to get anything done during the first year despite controlling both the White House and Congress. (Photo by Samuel Corum/Getty Images)

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) has come to the defense of Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-Colo.) as more Democrats have called for the Colorado Republican to be stripped from her committee assignments. McCarthy said Boebert doesn’t need to make further apologies for her comments against Democrat lawmakers.

Speaking to reporters on Friday, McCarthy said Boebert already attempted to make a public and personal apology for her anti-Muslim comments against Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.). McCarthy highlighted the hypocrisy in how Democrats fail to take action against members in their own party.

“Did anyone on your side of the aisle talk about when Omar said the only reason I support Israel is about the Benjamins? I never got a public apology or a phone call,” said the Republican.

During the press conference, McCarthy also predicted more Democrats will announce their retirement before the years end, saying it’s been a disastrous year in Congress. The Republican criticized Democrats’ incapability of getting bills to pass under a one party rule in the Senate before having to get the GOP involved, such as Thursday night’s vote on government funding.

“The management of this House is unbelievable. Why do they put the financial jeopardy of America on the line,” he asked.

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