House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) went on Fox News on Sunday to contrast the Republican Party and the Democratic Party, calling out the trend to “stifle” thought underway within the Democratic Party.
McCarthy explained that this was partly why former President Donald Trump succeeded as much as he did.
“[T]he Democrats want to stifle thought,” McCarthy said. “Republicans understand that strengthens us, the free thought, the free process. I mean, when you sit back and look, even in the last election when they want to criticize President Trump that he didn’t win the election — you know what he did win? Not one Republican in the House lost — the first time since 1994. We beat 15 Democrats, and every single Democrat lost to a Republican woman or Republican minority. Remember — when President Trump won the presidency last time, he did it by bringing Democrats, others joining.”
“And for those criticizing the President — the Romneys and the others — remember he won the states of Michigan, Wisconsin, places Republicans weren’t winning before since back to Ronald Reagan,” he added. “And he listened to those who were not being able to be listened to — the unheard American, not the one who goes to the Academy Awards or believes in the country club. He listens to the average American who works hard, wants a better life for their child, who doesn’t look at the color of their skin or judge people on their sexuality or others, but firmly believes that America was conceived in liberty and a dedicated proposition that we’re all equal. That’s what our first Republican president said.”
This comes after McCarthy turned on Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) on Tuesday as he condemned her comments equating wearing masks and receiving coronavirus vaccines to the Holocaust.
“Marjorie is wrong, and her intentional decision to compare the horrors of the Holocaust with wearing masks is appalling,” McCarthy said. “The Holocaust is the greatest atrocity committed in history. The fact that this needs to be stated today is deeply troubling.”
“At a time when the Jewish people face increased violence and threats, anti-Semitism is on the rise in the Democrat Party and is completely ignored by Speaker Nancy Pelosi,” he added. “Americans must stand together to defeat anti-Semitism and any attempt to diminish the history of the Holocaust. Let me be clear: the House Republican Conference condemns this language.”
Marjorie is wrong, and her intentional decision to compare the horrors of the Holocaust with wearing masks is appalling.
Let me be clear: the House Republican Conference condemns this language.
My full statement: https://t.co/KnliN3YbJ2
— Kevin McCarthy (@GOPLeader) May 25, 2021