Kevin McCarthy: Joe Biden’s First 100 Days Were a ‘Bait and Switch'
Republican House Minority Leader says Biden is governing as a 'socialist'
Republican House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy said Joe Biden's first 100 days amounted to “bait and switch.”
During a broadcast of “Fox News Sunday," Anchor Chris Wallace said:
“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?”
“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," he added.
"If you’re looking at infrastructure, it’s the same as the coronavirus."
"Less than 9% went to the virus," McCarthy continued.
"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. We would get this done."
"He is trying to pick a number instead of first saying, what do we need to make America competitive?”
Earlier this week, far-left Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez praised Biden for his 100 days in office, saying he exceeded their "progressive" agenda.
Ocasio-Cortez said during a virtual town hall meeting:
"The Biden Administration and President Biden have definitely exceeded expectations that progressives had."
"A lot of us expected a much more conservative administration."
Biden received a thumbs-up seal of approval for his actions in pushing through the $1.9 trillion COVID-19 stimulus package, otherwise known as the American Rescue Plan.
AOC said Biden's flexibility in negotiations has been "very impressive" and led to the passage of "progressive legislation."