Sunday, November 13, 2022

GOP Leader Reveals ‘First’ Priority If Republicans Retake House; Republicans Will Tackle the Border First and Launch Sweeping Investigations into Biden if They Take the Majority, GOP Leader Kevin McCarthy Says, and related stories

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GOP Leader Reveals ‘First’ Priority If Republicans Retake House During Midterms
House GOP Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) said that the “first thing” Republicans will propose is more border security if his party retakes the House during the 2022 midterm elections on Tuesday.
Numerous analysts and forecasters have predicted that Republicans will be able to secure a majority in the House, where Democrats currently hold a slim lead. The GOP needs to gain a net five seats, while historically the party of the president tends to lose seats in midterms.
McCarthy, the minority leader, is in line to become speaker again if Republicans take control of the lower chamber. It’s not clear if any Republican House lawmakers will challenge his bid.
“The first thing you’ll see is a bill to control the border first,” McCarthy told CNN in an interview published Monday. “You’ve got to get control over the border. You’ve had almost 2 million people just this year alone coming across.”
Since President Joe Biden took office in January 2021, more than 5.5 million illegal immigrants have crossed into the United States, according to the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR) in an update this month. What’s more, more than 2.8 million who have illegally crossed were stopped in the fiscal year that ends in September. --->READ MORE HERE
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Republicans will tackle the border first and launch sweeping investigations into Biden if they take the majority, GOP leader Kevin McCarthy says:
House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy, who looks poised to take the speakership if all goes as expected, said that a GOP-controlled Congress' first priority would be to pass a bill to 'control the border.'
Next, House Republicans will launch sweeping investigations into other matters they believe the Biden administration botched over the last two years, including the U.S. pullout from Afghanistan and the origins of the Covid-19 pandemic.
The California Republican left the door open to impeachment, but claimed it would not be used politically.
'We will never use impeachment for political purposes,' McCarthy told CNN in one of his last pre-election interviews on Sunday. 'That doesn't mean if something rises to the occasion, it would not be used at any other time.'
Right-wing members of Congress have already threatened to bring up articles of impeachment against Biden and members of his Cabinet.
'The first thing you'll see is a bill to control the border first,' McCarthy said. 'You've got to get control over the border. You've had almost 2 million people just this year alone coming across.'
And amid a split between isolationist Republicans and the more hawkish members of the party, McCarthy affirmed support for continued aid to Ukraine but again reiterated that would not mean a 'blank check.
'I'm very supportive of Ukraine,' McCarthy told the outlet. 'I think there has to be accountability going forward. … You always need, not a blank check, but make sure the resources are going to where it is needed. And make sure Congress, and the Senate, have the ability to debate it openly.'--->READ MORE HERE
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Border security first up for GOP after likely House win, McCarthy says

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