UPDATED 3:34 PM PT – Thursday, July 29, 2021
During a press conference on Thursday, top names in the GOP came down on Joe Biden and Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) regarding their leadership or lack there of. House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.), House Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.), GOP Chairwoman Elise Stefanik (R-N.Y.) and several other House Republicans spoke on what they called poor leadership from both Biden and Pelosi.
McCarthy started off by taking aim at Pelosi’s attempts to force House lawmakers to once again wear masks even if they are fully vaccinated. He said Pelosi’s approach to the pandemic has been flawed from the start and is becoming more about holding control.
McCarthy discussed the lack in preparation and the two bipartisan committees that looked into the Capitol protest months ago and was adamant, had Democrats truly wanted a bipartisan investigation into Jan. 6, Republicans wouldn’t be so skeptical of the committee’s intentions.
“We have a country in crisis…Every time Americans go to the checkout at the grocery store or gas station, they’re paying more. Every time they turn on the local or national news, they are seeing crime continue to surge.” – @GOPLeader pic.twitter.com/IzCATOgx1r
— House Republicans (@HouseGOP) July 29, 2021
House Minority Whip Scalise shifted the conversation to the Biden administration’s negative impact on the nation’s economy. Additionally, GOP Chair Stefanik summed up the issues facing Americans today with one statement.
“America is in crisis because of President Biden and Nancy Pelosi’s failed leadership, and their radical far-left socialist agenda.”
She suggested the rampant inflation is a direct result of the Democrats’ tax and spend policies, and further denounced the spiking crime rates across the country. Several other lawmakers weighed in on the Democrats’ grip on the American people and addressed the mishandling of the COVID-19 pandemic, the border and rising crime rates.
McCarthy concluded by saying the first step that needs to be taken is to fire Pelosi.