UPDATED 12:53 PM PT – Monday, August 1, 2022
House Republican leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) blasted Democrats for denying that the US is in an economic recession. In a recent interview, the House Minority Leader said that Democrats would only admit there’s a recession if Republicans had the power in Washington.
For Democrats, two quarters of negative growth are only recession if Republicans are in charge. If Democrats are in charge, then they merely call it “slow growth.”
We are in a recession. pic.twitter.com/7EGEe5K3jy
— Kevin McCarthy (@GOPLeader) July 30, 2022
He added, Democrats are in denial because the economic downturn is happening on their watch. McCarthy indicated that the economic crisis is due to left-wing policies.
.@GOPLeader: “We all know across this country what caused inflation: Democrats winning the House, Senate and the presidency. And now you’re doubling down on the same failed policies. […] Democrats just can’t help themselves. They simply don’t care about the consequences.” pic.twitter.com/tl0GD0g2kG
— The Hill (@thehill) July 31, 2022
The Republican leader stressed, the economic crisis is hurting tens of millions of Americans and the Democrats are responsible for it.