Exclusive: Kevin McCarthy Previews Republican Plans for Majority Starting at Borders | CNN Politics

McAllen, Texas CNN — House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, Republican, pledged on Tuesday that if Republicans win the House, they will secure borders, cut government spending and begin a rigorous investigation into the Biden administration. There are increasingly hardline and pro-Trump conferences trying to impeach President Joe Biden. In an exclusive and extensive interview with CNN two days before the midterm elections, McCarthy described his power plan, which included addressing inflation, increased crime and border security. McCarthy, who shook the nation ahead of midterms, held a rally here on Sunday for three Hispanic Republican women who compete to represent major constituencies along the southern border to gather this message on Sunday. The party’s strategy to secure a majority. “The first thing we’re going to see is a bill to control borders first,” McCarthy told CNN when he asked for details on the party’s immigration plan. “You have to control the borders. Nearly 2 million people visited this year alone.” The Biden administration continues to rely on a Trump-era epidemic emergency rule known as Title 42, which allows border authorities to turn a blind eye to migrants at the US-Mexico border. According to US Customs and Border Protection data, in fiscal 2022, massive migration from the Western Hemisphere crossed the border with more than 2 million people in the United States. More than one million of them were denied under Title 42. But McCarthy also highlighted oversight and investigation as major priorities for the GOP-led House of Representatives, including the chaotic withdrawal from Afghanistan, the origins of the Covid-19 pandemic, and how the administration handled parent and school board meetings. And he left the door open for impeachment proceedings that some lawmakers have already begun demanding. Kevin McCarthy asked if he would impeach Biden if Republicans win the House. Hear McCarthy’s response: “We will not use impeachment for political purposes.” “That doesn’t mean it won’t be used at any other time, no matter what happens.” And when MAGA-Wing called for an end to funding for Ukraine, the GOP’s defensive hawks vowed not to give up Ukraine during the war with Russia, and McCarthy said it would not automatically rubber stamp further requests to Ukraine. tried to reaffirm support for help. “I am very supportive of Ukraine,” McCarthy said. “I think we need to take responsibility in the future. … Not a blank check, but always make sure you’re going where you need the resources, though. And let Congress and the Senate have the ability to discuss it openly.” McCarthy declined to say how many seats he thinks Republicans will win on Tuesday, but he said he’s confident it will “at least be enough to secure a majority.” McCarthy said in his eyes, “anywhere over 20 is a red wave.” And McCarthy, who was forced to step down from the speaker primary in 2015 amid opposition from far-right Liberal MPs, told CNN that this time around, he believes he will have support at his meetings and plenary to secure the coveted hammer of the speaker. He forms President Donald Trump. “I believe we’re going to vote for the chairman,” McCarthy said. “I think Trump will be very supportive.” McCarthy said there were “many different ways” for migrants entering the border, but said Republicans won’t introduce legislation to fix the broken immigration system until the border is secure. “I think ‘staying in Mexico’ should be done right away,” he said, referring to the controversial policy that migrants should remain in Mexico while they wait for immigration in the United States. To stop the flow of fentanyl across the border, McCarthy said, “First, an all-out attack on China would stop the poison from entering and provide the resources border agents need,” McCarthy said. You can face it.” When pressed for concrete plans to fight crime, McCarthy said Republicans would fund police, provide subsidies for recruitment and training, look at how crimes are prosecuted, and lower inflation and gas prices. He said he would cut government spending and make the United States more energy independent, but he didn’t mention specific legislation, most of which would be primarily a messaging effort and would not overcome the president’s veto or the Senate’s 60-vote limit. But at some point next year, it must pass legislation that would have to fund government and raise the national borrowing limit, but McCarthy has signaled that Republicans will demand spending cuts in exchange for lifting the debt ceiling, a catastrophic debt default. Foreshadowing a risky financial battle that could lead to: “Why don’t you keep saying that if you want to put a higher limit on a person, you have to change your behavior first, and then do that all the time?” He said, “You can’t just say, ‘Oh, I’ll let you spend money.’ No family should do that.” McCarthy admitted that Republicans were willing to raise the debt ceiling under the Trump administration, but said the calculations are different now because Democrats have spent trillions of dollars under Biden: Using debt ceilings as a bargaining tool to risk default When asked if he would be willing to do it, McCarthy argued that it wouldn’t happen: “People talk about taking risks. You don’t have to risk defaults.” In addition to trying to win back the majority, McCarthy has been campaigning for the speaker’s hammer, and a key part of that strategy is to elevate the controversial Trump alliance with potential critics. Georgia’s Marjorie Taylor Greene attended her committee duties last year, despite being stripped of her by Democrats for her inflammatory comments last year. is revealing whether or not he will run for Speaker of the House if Republicans win a majority. Eric Swalwell, a California Democrat, member of the House Intelligence Committee, asks if there are any restrictions on which committees Greene can serve. McCarthy would have the power to make direct decisions on these assignments and said “no.” Greene had previously told CNN that she wanted a member of the House Oversight Committee. Members will request other committees and will review them as they pass through the steering committee,” he said. “She can go through any committees she likes like any other member of our meeting to be elected,” Green said. He’s not the only member to spit out conspiracy theories or seditious rhetoric. Most recently, some Republicans have ridiculed House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s brutal attack on her husband, Paul Pelosi, or spread conspiracy theories around the case. “What happened to Paul Pelosi is wrong and I don’t think we should start this kind of investigation,” he said when asked about the message he sent, but when asked how he would curb that type of investigation, McCarthy pointed a finger at a Democrat. “The first thing I want to ask the president is to stop calling half of the people stupid or saying they have a different opinion. Don’t do it,” he said. “I think leadership is important and I think it will probably start with the president. And it will start with the speakers.” When asked again how he would deal with his party members spreading dangerous conspiracy theories, McCarthy said, “I’ve seen people from both sides.” “If I were a speaker, I would be a speaker for the entire House of Representatives. So it’s not just Republicans looking at it. Democrats will also look into it,” he said.

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