Kevin McCarthy talks goals if Republicans retake the House

by Meredith Minto

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., joined Fox News’ “Sunday Morning Futures” to discuss what plans the GOP has if they successfully retake the majority of the House of Representatives in the fall.

Naming one of their top priorities, McCarthy highlighted plans to create a bipartisan committee on China to discuss the abuses that have occurred throughout the Covid-19 pandemic.

The minority leader discussed Rep. Nancy Pelosi’s term as Speaker, claiming that she has “protected” China throughout the pandemic. He even accused her of “preventing American athletes from protesting the Olympics, and now she is producing a bill that sends American taxpayer money to China.”

“When we take the majority, we will create that committee on China and it will be a bipartisan committee, so you will have one American voice on how we can compete where China comes in and captures the critical minerals, when they come in and capture our medical supply and others,” the congressman said. “We will investigate the origins of Covid.”

Another goal that McCarthy emphasized was opening an investigation into the Afghanistan withdrawal which left 13 service members dead and a nation desperate for answers. He also mentioned researching the investigation that the attorney general’s office made about parents being terrorists.

The Republican senators on the Committee on Foreign Affairs recently released a report that goes into detail of what happened with the withdrawal and the shortcomings of the Biden administration.

The report reads, “It is clear the senior leadership of the Biden Administration failed to effectively plan, coordinate, and execute an orderly withdrawal and evacuation” of Afghanistan. “The Biden Administration squandered precious time, ignored intelligence and recommendations from people on the ground, and refused bipartisan support to give them the resources to succeed. In the process, the botched withdrawal has tarnished America’s reputation and credibility.”

McCarthy added that there are “a lot of places” that Republicans can hold the Democrats accountable if they win back the majority.

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