McCarthy Shreds Democrats For Suggesting There’s ‘No Waste In Government’

Speaker of the House Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) blasted President Joe Biden and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) during an interview on Sunday — asserting that they refuse to eliminate wasteful government spending.

During an appearance on CBS News’ “Face The Nation” with Margaret Brennan, McCarthy called top Democrats out for refusing to negotiate and calling for raising the debt ceiling without removing wasteful spending.

“The responsible thing to do is sit down like two adults and start having that discussion,” the House Speaker said. “What has happened with the debt limit is you reached your credit card limit. Should we just continue to raise the limit? Or should we look at what we’re spending?”

Brennan tried to push back on his assertion, claiming that it was about paying off past commitments, but McCarthy shut her down.

“No, no. Chuck Schumer never passed a budget since he’s been leading,” he noted. “He’s never passed an appropriation bill. Those are the most basic things that Congress should do.”

“The only person who is getting in the way right now is the president and Schumer,” McCarthy added. “They won’t even pass a budget. They won’t even negotiate. We have now til June. I want to make sure we have something responsible, something that we can move forward on, and something that we can balance our debt with.”

“That’s exactly what I’ve been asking for,” the House Speaker continued. “The only one who’s playing with the markets right now is the president to have the idea that he wouldn’t talk. Did the president really believe and really all your viewers, do you believe there’s no waste in government? Do you believe there was no waste in that $1.7 trillion? That’s what we were spending just four weeks ago.”

McCarthy concluded by calling for a negotiation between himself and the Democrats to eliminate wasteful spending.

“So I think the rational position here is sit down, eliminate the waste and put us on a path to balance,” he said.