McCarthy holds weekly press briefing
Single day and they should know that the majority, of the country is praying, for them, and for their safety. Today marks the 71st. Anniversary. Of the people's republic, of china. Over the decades, we have seen a communist, regime. Who have been ruthless, in their attempt to seize power. Today's, chinese communist, party is no closer to allowing their citizens, to have freedom. Than they were 31, years ago in tiananmen, square. We have seen them break international, agreements, carry out human. Rights abuses, and violate, the sovereignty, of neighboring. Nations. Previous administrations. Have implemented, a strategy. Of accommodation. Let's just look at what has happened, former president obama in, 2011. Let me quote him. I absolutely. Believe, that china's, peaceful, rise. Is good for the world. And it's good for america. Vice president joe biden just a few years ago in, 2015. Stated, we want to see china rise. As joe biden, who is the democratic. Party, changed his view well just last year. As he was running. For president joe biden said, china is not competition. For us. It's an interesting, quote that he would make. Perhaps, democrats, are comfortable, with bending. To a knee for china. But republicans, will not gamble with our economy. Or our national, security. That is why house republicans. Stood up a china task force back in may. The china task force was actually supposed to be bipartisan. I went to speaker pelosi, more than a year ago. Talked to the democratic, leadership for more than eight months. Finally got them to agree. We even had to negotiate, on the numbers same number of republicans, as democrats. Because this transcends, party. The challenge of what, china gives not only to the world but to. America. Pre-covered. And we got to the date where we were going to announce it in a joint press conference, even the washington, post reporter, had already written up a story. Only for the democrats. To back away. Over the past few months the members of the task force worked to draft a comprehensive. Blueprint. To counter china's, threat, and yesterday. They delivered. They continue to follow through on our commitment, to america. We laid out earlier this month, to rebuild, the greatest economy, we have ever seen, and to end our dependency. On china and implement, pro-growth, policies. Much like democrats, have neglected, to protect, america, from geopolitical. Threats. They are also neglecting, their livelihoods, at home. For the past several months there has been one common denominator. Stopping, us from getting another coveted relief bill. It's the speaker of the house. But let's listen to what she has done. We know from past behavior. Every, time the four leaders got together to do a coveted relief bill. We came to an agreement. After speaker pelosi had delayed it, sometimes, a week at a time. When the much needed money for small businesses, for their employees. To stay open, or to keep paying them. It was so popular. That we're going to run out of money, that the speaker was warned about it weeks in advance. She proudly stood at night late night television.
In Front of a refrigerator. Eating, ice cream, almost, laughing at the american public, by saying she said no. She told us she would keep us in not let us leave in august because she has the power to do that the only. One. But she let us all go. Instead of utilizing. That pressure. To make, people come to a common. Agreement. But she did call us back. I was kind of excited when i heard she was going to. But was it for covered relief was it to deal with those who are unemployed. Or the small businesses, that were going to shut their doors and lay more people off. Or maybe it was for the schools. That needed the resources. To open back up. No. It was purely political once again. It's about a post office that already had money. Post office that we know does not have the challenge with delivering the mail it's the states. That do not have the ability to handle within the election, office. All the mail ballots. So she said once again. She would not let us leave. I wonder if we could trust her at her word this time. It's interesting she decided. Only once republicans, have put on the floor discharge, petition. Which the american public so they can understand it's one of those archaic, rules, within the house, it's the only power the minority, has to get a bill to the floor to go around the speakers, to get 218. People to sign. You would think it'd be quite easy. To get 218. Members. To sign a discharge, petition to help small businesses. They've already voted for it once before. Why deny it to go forward. Some within our own party has criticized, her so you know what we did yesterday, on a vote. We actually put it to the floor and every single democrat, voted against, it. So it seems nancy pelosi, has as much power, on her members as the chinese communist, party has on their whole party. When i look at what her compromise, bill. Is all about. Well. It once again mentions, cannabis, more than it mentions, jobs. Which i don't think those in coveted relief. Believe that's the priority, they should do. Provides, a massive tax break to the wealthy. And, you know who would get the biggest tax break of all michael bloomberg. I guess that's okay in the democratic, party because he supplied the most money for him. 100 million i guess in florida. He talked in his own debate. That he bought congress's, majority, with more than 100 million dollars. He sent him 60 million now. So i guess they feel obligated, to give him the biggest tax break. Of almost any american. You know the one thing it does. Cut back on money. To make our streets safe and secure. 600. Million dollars they cut from their original, bill, for law enforcement. If joe kennedy is i mean if joe biden is the democratic, party. And they're cutting 600, million. I guess he does support. Cutting the police and defunding, them. Nancy pelosi has said numerous times. That. She would keep us here. To get it done. That was in july. She made his way all summer. But who did she really make way. The small businesses, that have now, declared bankruptcy. Or those people that are employed by them. That are now out of work. Are those at their unemployment. That do not get the extra benefit.
Or What about the airlines. Could she not see past politics, for once. Could she not close the refrigerator. And listen to the american public. Could she not think, that she's above the law, that only she can go. To get her hair done while others are denied. The arrogance. Is appalling. And it must stop. With everything, that was happening from the presidential, debate. To the lack of action. In the house. I'm afraid too many people missed. Some critical information. I want to commend. Director radcliffe. On bringing transparency. To the intelligence. If you read his letter. Everybody, in america should read this letter. Every single, member in congress. Should not only read this letter in the house or senate, but we need the underlying. Information, behind it, that we've been asking for more than four years. That the nightmare, that america, was put through. If what is stated in here is correct. Is unbelievable. That's why facts need to be known. It's not about politics. It's about the democracy. Of our nation. This is probably the biggest news. That has happened. I commend. Director, radcliffe, for bringing transparency. Out but more importantly. I ask that the members in the house and senate, can get the underlying, information, behind, us. So we can get once and for all the truth. With that let me open up for questions. Yes ma'am. So um. Secretary mnuchin, came back to pelosi with the 1.6, trillion. Offer, uh yesterday. Um, some of your own members including kevin brady have brought up concerns, about those spending levels and some of the provisions, and that um i was wondering if you shared any of those concerns, and, if they are able to come to a deal on something along those lines. Whether you think it's something, it shows how far, the administration, republicans, are going, where pelosi, continues, to put the roadblock, even higher. For the option of not having something, you've been here, this entire year, you've watched, the four members all come to four leaders when they all come together we come to an agreement. This is the only time. That the speaker has tried to take all the power, and it's the only time, nothing is getting done. Her own members of her own party. Are writing letters to her concerned. The only reason, why.
She Has any movement is because republicans, put up a discharge, petition. It's interesting, why she let us go last friday. At the last minute when the discharge, petition, became ripe so you'd only have 15 minutes to sign it on friday. It's interesting, why they keep democratic, staff, down by. The book to sign, to look exactly, who's signing and what intimidation, they're making, to keep democrats, holding back. Be interesting to know for the american, public. Why would anybody, in congress, not sign. It's not asking for more money it's allowing, the money that is there, for ppp. To go to those employees, who need it. They're hurting. But do they think. Winning is so important, to try to hurt the economy, further. Because that's the decision she's making. It's a calculated, decision. It's a harmful, decision. It is the wrong decision. If a deal is, going to be at least 1.6. Trillion, and, your members are concerned about that price tag senate republicans, are concerned about going higher than one trillion. If a deal is reached, today or potentially, this week, can you, guarantee, that your members are going to support that. You can't ever say what, people on the democrat, side of the republican side until you see what's in it is there liability, protection. Are the schools going to be protected, from being, sued or the small businesses. Because the democrats never proposed that, is this just. More money, into cannabis, and not to jobs, i mean what is the priority, of the underlying, there are so many problems within the democratic, bills why it's gone nowhere. And why, pelosi, continues, to hold on, for a false hope that nobody will support. She had 14 of her own party vote against it i bet it would be further now. So the real question is what is inside. The ability to do it there is lots of money still sitting out there that's already appropriated. Almost a trillion, dollars or more. That we can get. To the american public. To the states to the schools. To the unemployed. But it's only been held up because of nancy pelosi. Yes. Question just to clarify. Do you support the 1.6, trillion dollar offer that i have i haven't seen. Um i want to ask about the debate, um. And specifically, would you have any advice for the president, going forward in the next debate is there anything you think he should do differently. Do you think the attacks on joe biden sons for example was a bridge too far i mean what, what is your advice to the president there about how he should tackle this next debate first if you asked me about the debate president trump won the debate. Could it be more productive. Actually my best advice is. Let joe biden talk, he is the democratic, party. His ideas, are far long gone. I think the more he talks the more the. American public would decide. They don't want joe biden. Is there a reason why he puts a lid, on almost most of his days, is there a reason why he is hid. Hidden and not communicated. Is there a reason why he won't tell the american public, who he'd point, to the supreme court justice. Candidate, trump did that before the last election. So the public knew ahead of time. Do you think it was a mistake, not just letting joe, speak more and. Letting the public know it's a mistake or not but i'd let him speak all he wants. Every time joe biden and maybe that's why the campaign. Puts a lid on it about every. What they do in the, two weeks prior, half of all the days would put a lid on by 10 a.m.
Joe Biden usually gets in trouble not by somebody asking a question but just by he's talking. So the more he talks. I think the stronger president trump's campaign, is then just run on the facts. Run on the record, you know joe biden has a long record 47, years. Inside the senate. Put that in perspective. When joe biden went to the senate there were people in the senate who were born in the 1800s. Think of all the things joe biden won't tell you. Why won't he. Why won't he name one law enforcement, officer. Who would endorse him. Why wouldn't he tell the american, public, more, about his son when he was vice president. Why did you bring your son. On a government airplane. To china. Why did your son do business with china. What were you warned. By those in the administration. About what your son was doing. Now with new information, coming forward. That a person very close to putin, a wife, provided. Saying something different. I've never seen anybody flip flop more. I watched him look a woman in the eye. Said read my lips to the point, of what he would say. That he was going to end, fossil fuel. Then he wants to try to say he's for fracking after he said he was opposed to it. He says he's for a green new deal but when is the debate no it's not a green new deal. But it still does the same effect. To the economy. Of harming it he says he's going to raise taxes on the very first day. He also said some very damaging, things as well. He also said he thinks poor people, are just as smart, as white, people. Our white kids i think to be exact. That's offensive. He also stood as vice president. Went to a former kkk's. Funeral. Speaking, very highly of him, along with speaker pelosi. So yes. I would let joe biden talk more. And if i was president, trump. Just say what you have done. The strongest, economy. In the history. Of the nation. You compare, directly across. From the failures of the joe biden obama administration. You reformed. The va. Where hundreds of thousands. Were harmed and died. Because of lackability, even to get an appointment. You rebuilt, the military. There is record, after.
Record. Which president trump has to run on, and i think it's his strongest. Ability to win a re-election. Yes. What are the chances, you think the house of representatives. Could decide an election speaker pelosi put out a, note saying that it was important for her to win state races, because right now republicans. Control, more. House, more. Chambers of congress and these states and chambers in the states and stuff, so do you think that. It could get to the house of representatives, to decide, and should there be an added emphasis, on winning, these state houses, and the state elections. I'm not quite sure why you want to win the state houses maybe i don't unders, understand it correctly. It's one. Perspective. She was explaining earlier this morning that it was it could go at one point, to where each state gets one vote so california, of the 53. You know. That's not a steady house. A state house legislative, body is in sacramento. The 53. Members, who represent. California. Is a federal office, in congress. So i understand, she, she's talking about a state house but that's a whole different subject, the way the rules read. In the constitution. It comes to the house only if it's a tie. Which is a which is. Really hard to do. But maybe it's possible. It's probably. More possible, back in, 1980. Because there was a third party candidate. I don't see a third party candidate who's voting for one or the other so probably pretty difficult to get a tie but if it comes to the house. Each state gets one vote. So the makeup so you have some states that only have one representative, alaska. South dakota, north dakota, montana. And then if you, look at like the number of parties. By the number of states, republicans, have more states than democrats, even though we're in the minority. But it takes 26. Ever to get the nominee, to become, president, and the senate picks the vice president, there's also a factor in there if it can't get to that point the speaker could become president but they'd have to resign that position, as well. And i know she has such hatred for this president, that she tries to find every avenue but i'm not quite sure she understands. The ramification, of how it works, but i think it's very. Not very likely that it does come to the house. The letter that you had mentioned from director, radcliffe, the timing right before the first debate. The senate the bipartisan. Excuse me the senate, republican, led intelligence, committee. Dismissed, that early on. Uh they caught it was. Russian they didn't dismiss. On the committee said that that it was. This information. What i would like you to do is go to any member. The intel committee. The house and the senate. I happen to be a member of gang of eight. I never do any of this. This is why this is so important. Don't bring into timing. If you want to bring into timing. Read in this letter. When this stuff was transpiring. Let's look here, july 26, 2016.. September. 2016.. Very interesting, things being said here on that timing. People have been requesting. This information, and underlying, information, for the last four years because they've been investigating, this. The real question would lie is, who's been holding this information, up. From the members of congress and the senate, why did we put the american public through so much, why is it just now we're getting this information. Radcliffe, should be. Commended. For bringing out transparency. That's exactly what he said he would do in the job and that's what he's doing. The question. For anybody. In the senate or the house should be, i want to see the underlying, info, and, why were we denied that info all this time. I asked devin nunes who was the chair of the intel. Had he seen this. Information. Yeah it's his birthday today too so we should wish him happy birthday to talk to him. Coming together on coronavirus. At this point what's yours nancy pelosi still involved. She is talking, a low number, if you put the four leaders in the room. Or if you put a few other. People from the democratic, party. We'd get one today. What about meadows do you think he increases, decreases, those. Chances. Delayed. Yeah when we did one of the bills he was already chief.
He Helped in it. Um. Speaker pelosi. You've been here you've reported, it do you remember, that sunday that we all came back the four leaders. Do you remember what. Schumer, said. Just the day before. Like the deal was done. And we sat in the room and. Nancy blew it up for a week. Really not changing the deal but getting more money for the arts. Then you remembered, after we got the ppp. Her stopping more money for it, it wasn't, asking for any new legislation, was just put more money in because it's so successful. Saved more than 50 million, jobs. The question, has to go to, the speaker now. Are you doing this for political, reasons. Do you want america, to hurt so bad to try to get some advantage in an election. Or do you think that they're holding out for a potential, president, biden do you think that's the, strategy, benefit would that be. What benefit how many more people would be unemployed. The president, from the very beginning, has, been supportive, of getting an agreement. It's only been one person holding it. Up. So it's easy. To realize, everything, about her is politics. Shianna. Maybe not get her hair done all by herself. But listen to the people who've been unemployed. Listen to the people who own that shop who've been closed for so long who need the ppp. Listen to the people who need the unemployment. And if she wants to put a red line then, go ask denny hoyer why he said that's not a red line, the republicans, are actually right about that, that all states are not equal. So any point that she makes. Is really just a political, point to stop something. Instead of finding, a reason. To put people before politics. That's all we're asking. So, if speaker. Is not involved, we'd get it done. Our own people know that as well. You all have a nice weekend, thanks have a good. One. Your people know. We've been one.