House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) said on “Fox News Sunday” this week that President Joe Biden’s first 100 days in office was nothing more than a “bait and switch.”
“How do you rate President Biden’s first 100 days in office, and will you, or do you think will any Republicans, support his plan for trillions of dollars in new spending and new taxes for infrastructure and social programs?” anchor Chris Wallace asked.
McCarthy said, “If I look at the 100 days, it’s more of a bait and switch. The bait was he was going to govern as bipartisan, but the switch is he’s governed as a socialist. If you’re looking at infrastructure, it’s the same as the coronavirus. Less than 9% went to the virus. Less than 6% in the infrastructure goes to infrastructure.”
“Republicans would be the first one that would work with him, but I think the very first thing we would need to do, define what infrastructure is, roads, bridges, airports, broadband,” he said. “We would get this done. He is trying to pick a number instead of first saying, what do we need to make America competitive?”
McCarthy said he has not met or talked to the president since he took office.
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