Kevin McCarthy’s Hours-Long ‘Unhinged Diatribe’ Prompts Rage, Ridicule And Memes

Disgusted House Democrats had been live-tweeting on Thursday as Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) unleashed an hours-long, filibuster-style diatribe on the House flooring to delay passage of Democrats’ social spending and setting invoice.

McCarthy began talking at 8:38 p.m. and into Friday, calling the landmark $1.7 billion Build Back Better bundle ― which might, amongst different provisions, enhance little one care help, create common pre-kindergarten, cut back seniors’ prescription drug prices and amp up efforts to curb local weather change ― “the single most reckless and irresponsible spending bill in our nation’s history.”

He additionally introduced up topics together with China, Hitler, Thanksgiving, Elon Musk, Vice President Kamala Harris’ snigger and Abraham Lincoln.

Democrats determined quickly after midnight to as an alternative vote on the bundle Friday morning.

“This man clearly will not stop talking but has nothing to say,” Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) mentioned in an Instagram livestream with Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-Md.) whereas watching the speech with different Democrats.

McCarthy is “more upset about climate action and universal pre-K and Medicare covering hearing [aids] than he is about his own guy, [Rep. Paul] Gosar, creating a violent homicidal cartoon that he put up on the internet and refused to take down,” Raskin commented. And Republicans are “really upset because we censured him for it yesterday.”

Rep. Grace Meng (D-N.Y.) mentioned she had “delivered a baby in less time.”

“Now step aside and let us deliver real change, like paid leave and child care, to American families,” she tweeted.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) described it as a “temper tantrum” and issued an announcement with truth checks about a few of his claims.

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