Is McCarthy right?
With Congress back in session, the Democrats have one focus: changing election laws that would help them “to rig an election to give them an ability to win when they should not,” according to House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy.
Appearing on Fox News’ “Sunday Morning Futures,” McCarthy was quick to point out that while there was plenty to focus on – the economy, closing schools, COVID surging – the Democrats were determined to change election laws despite their efforts being thwarted by Republicans before.
McCarthy also pointed to the Democrats’ attempts to “politicize Jan. 6” even though “everybody believes Jan. 6 was wrong, beyond wrong.”
This politicization of the first anniversary of the Jan. 6 Capitol attack has been criticized by many who believe it shows that Democrats’ priorities aren’t what they should be. The House Minority Leader seemingly agrees with these sentiments as he called out Democrats for focusing on voting reform instead of other important bills.
In the interview, McCarthy said that the focus should be on getting small businesses back to work, making the U.S. safer, and securing the border, adding that these priorities would also include “what Republicans have to offer –– a parents’ bill of rights,” which he emphasized would give parents a say in their kids’ education.
However, he highlighted that all of this was intentionally overlooked as the Democrats focused on their “most important bill” reforming voting legislation.
The Republican also noted that the Democrats were adamant to proceed with voting reform despite the GOP stopping them in the last Congress, which led to it “sitting over in the Senate.” He continued by saying that the only way Democrats could get the bill to pass is to “change the rules of the Senate, to change the filibuster.” However, McCarthy pointed to that being unlikely given that some Democrat Senators also believed the bill was wrong.