Psaki Snaps at Kevin McCarthy over Supply Chain Crisis, Says Economy Is Roaring
'Let’s do facts instead'
White House press secretary Jen Psaki blasted House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy for bringing up the supply chain crisis facing the U.S under Joe Biden.
McCarthy tweeted alongside a letter from House Republicans to Biden:
“Mr. President, it’s time for you to reevaluate your priorities."
“We must address our supply chain and ports crisis before Congress considers any additional social spending and taxation legislation.”
Mr. President, it’s time for you to reevaluate your priorities.— Kevin McCarthy (@GOPLeader) October 20, 2021
We must address our supply chain and ports crisis before Congress considers any additional social spending and taxation legislation.
Read Republicans' full letter to President Biden here: pic.twitter.com/klkCiBSITD
“Let’s do facts instead."
“Job growth is up 10x over the end of the Trump-McCarthy economy, UI claims are down 60%+, and 5m more people are back to work.”
Let’s do facts instead. Under @POTUS, job growth is up 10x over the end of the Trump-McCarthy economy, UI claims are down 60%+, and 5m more people are back to work.— Jen Psaki (@PressSec) October 21, 2021
If @GOPLeader wanted to help our economy, he would support our bill to invest in ports, roads, bridges, and jobs. https://t.co/bXcRHkGzQS
The White House press secretary said if McCarthy wished to aid the economy, “he would support our bill to invest in ports, roads, bridges, and jobs.”
Due to labor shortages and high consumer demand, ports and truck yards have suffered bottlenecks.
Neon Nettle reported earlier this week, over half of American voters say Biden and his administration are to blame rising inflation in the crumbling economy.
According to a Morning Consult/Politico poll of registered voters, the voting public believes the Biden admin's policies are responsible for America's struggling economy.
58 percent of voters are "very concerned" about inflation, and 31 percent are "somewhat concerned" about it, the survey found.
Regarding the extent to which they believe the Biden administration's policies are negatively impacting the economy, 40 percent viewed the administration's policies as being "very responsible" for the rising inflation in the United States.
Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg warned that the current supply chain crisis “will continue into next year.”
“Certainly, a lot of the challenges that we have been experiencing this year will continue into next year."
"But there are both short-term and long-term steps that we can take to do something about it."
"Part of what’s happening isn’t just the supply side."