House Minority Leader Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) joined Fox News’ “Ingraham Angle,” Tuesday to lament the omnibus spending bill that many U.S. politicians are currently trying to pass.
The California representative said that the bill is being rammed through a process that does not allow anybody to read it nor go through the proper channels, saying, “when we take the majority, we won’t allow the Senate bills to come up unless they move through committee. We won’t allow them to do an omnibus again.”
He also stated that House Republicans must “craft one in the beginning of next year where we can save and eliminate waste, but actually save money for the taxpayer as well.”
McCarthy explained, “They moved a continuing resolution until right before Christmas. They’re passing — trying to pass this where nobody can read it. You’re correct, you have Leahy (D-VT) and Shelby (R-AL) — two Senators who will no longer be Senators 14 days from now — write a bill that they wouldn’t even show anybody. Then they’re going to have the House of Representatives tell them you can’t leave for Christmas until you vote on this. Well, you know what, the American people are smarter than this. The American people understand, they want to stop wasting money causing more inflation. They want to have a say in this process. Don’t buy into what the Democrats planned all along. They never moved these bills through the light of day. They never had a hearing in the process. And you know what, when we take the majority, we won’t allow the Senate bills to come up unless they move through committee. We won’t allow them to do an omnibus again. But we need to stop this one now, let us craft one in the beginning of next year where we can save and eliminate waste, but actually save money for the taxpayer as well.”
Kevin McCarthy slams rushed omnibus: 'Nobody can read it' pic.twitter.com/W3wLMe5i2B
— Laura Ingraham (@IngrahamAngle) December 21, 2022
There remains a possibility, albeit a small one, that McCarthy will not become House speaker once the Republican Party assumes the majority. Rep. Andy Biggs (R-AZ) has formally announced his own run for the position, arguing McCarthy’s reign must come to an end as he is a “Republican candidate who is a creature of the establishment status quo.”
“We will never defeat or change the status quo, which is taking us to the Leftist’s vision of America, by selecting a status quo candidate as the third most powerful person in the government,” Biggs wrote in a Daily Caller op-ed posted on Dec. 6. “The Republican candidate was created by, elevated by and maintained by the establishment.”
A total of 31 Republicans have voted to nominate Biggs for the speakership compared to the 188 supporting McCarthy.