The Democrats have held the majority in the House for a little over 100 days. It is interesting to see how little they have accomplished. Do-nothing Pelosi didn’t care untill pressed on it.
The House Minority Leader, Kevin McCarthy (R-CA), called out Democrats on this glaring problem last Wednesday. His forthright question was what on earth had the House of Representatives solved under the new Democratic leadership?
Speaking at a hastily held press conference on Capitol Hill, McCarthy said, “We are three days away from the 100-day mark of Democrats holding the majority of the House, and you can sum up the first hundred days in three words: radicalism, resistance, and resolutions.” He continued, “I have one question for the Democrats after 100 days, what have you accomplished?”
He noted the House had been scheduled to vote on a new two-year budget plan. However, Speaker Nancy Pelosi abandoned the vote at the last minute.
Why you may ask? Because the “progressive” wing of her caucus demanded more spending on social programs and revolted against the legislation.
A frustrated McCarthy said, “Nancy Pelosi is famous for years saying ‘show me your budget, show me your values,’ but today there will be no budget, and I question what their values stand for” He added that “the socialist wing of their party to overtake it.”
It is hard to argue with the facts. McCarthy told the assembled media, “One-fifth of everything we have done on this floor for the last 100 days has been non-binding resolutions.” He paused, staring at the media and added, “They took one up on health care that was going nowhere, but think, if we spent one-fifth of our time on lowering premiums, on working to bring greater choice or greater quality. Think if we spent one-fifth of our time to secure our border on the crisis that we have today or think for a moment that if we spent one-fifth of our time stopping infanticide.”
It was an amazing scene. The media covering this event seemed stunned, but his facts were undeniable.
The minority leader continued. “Imagine what the Democrats have not done in those 100 days.” McCarthy then reminded the crowd that the Senate bill to stand with Israel and end the boycott, divestment, and sanctions (BDS) movement was at that very moment was sitting on Pelosi’s desk. He reminded everyone that it was House Republicans that had requested unanimous consent on 31 separate occasions to take up legislation that would require medical care for babies who survive abortions.
Clearly, his message was, what is the holdup?
McCarthy ended the press conference on a bitter tone. He said, “Later today, Democrats will leave and go on their retreat. They have many speakers. They’ve invited celebrities, not to perform, but to tell them what the ‘values’ of hardworking Americans are.”
There was no official rebuttal by do-nothing Pelosi’s office. How could there be since everything he had said was fact?
McCarthy left the podium with this parting shot:
“Name me one problem you have solved because the direction of the new radicalism, resistance and resolutions is not the direction America wants. America deserves better.”