Leftists raged on Twitter in response to a landmark speech from House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) knocking President Biden’s “Build Back Better” agenda as a socialist bill that will tax Americans into oblivion, delivering them into a bureaucratic state subservient to Communist China.
“It’s okay. I’ll be here a long time,” McCarthy told Democrats as they pleaded with him to start the vote. “I think I’m upsetting other people on the other side of the aisle by telling them what’s in the bill. They just yelled at me that they’re leaving.”
Every page of the Democrats’ Socialist Spending Scam will be paid for by or borrowed from you: America’s hardworking taxpayers.
This is the single most reckless and irresponsible spending bill in our nation’s history. https://t.co/OCJJ0XaXzU
— Kevin McCarthy (@GOPLeader) November 19, 2021
Left-wing lawmakers and various media figures depicted the moment as a shrewd McCarthy positioning himself as a Republican leader while pushing an extreme right-wing agenda that would deprive the American people of life-saving programs.
Thank you @GOPLeader McCarthy for publicly confirming your desire to reward neo-nazi members of Congress who incite violence against women under GOP leadership!
I appreciate your clarity.
Thank you for no longer pretending to distance your caucus from this 🚮 https://t.co/xxpw9u8Unj
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) November 19, 2021
Looks like @GOPLeader is auditioning for a job that his Qanon caucus will never let him have, they will nominate Trump or Jim Jordan for Speaker of the House if they get the chance and he is just making a clown of himself for nothing.
— Ilhan Omar (@IlhanMN) November 19, 2021
The @GOPLeader wants to go back?
Where were we ten months ago?
— 4000 deaths a day?
— Only 50,000 jobs a month
— Slow growth, lower wages
No thanks. Let’s build back better.
— Ronald Klain (@WHCOS) November 19, 2021
Two hours into Kevin McCarthy’s unhinged diatribe obstructing passage of the Build Back Better Act, Albert Einstein comes to mind: “If people only talked about what they understood, Earth would be a very quiet place.”
— Rep. Jamie Raskin (@RepRaskin) November 19, 2021
Is there an English translation for @GOPLeader McCarthy Floor speech?
— Rep. Eric Swalwell (@RepSwalwell) November 19, 2021
Kevin McCarthy is having a humiliating meltdown because he doesn’t want Americans to have lower drug prices, paid family leave, affordable child care and health care, universal pre-k, extended child tax credits.
— MeidasTouch.com (@MeidasTouch) November 19, 2021
What we are witnessing from Kevin McCarthy and the GOP right now is the biggest attack from the House floor against American families and working people in history. It says everything about the party that *this* is what set them off.
— MeidasTouch.com (@MeidasTouch) November 19, 2021
Kevin McCarthy has now shown more anger about making child care affordable than he has about the insurrection on January 6th. https://t.co/HNA5lyAlLv
— Mondaire Jones (@MondaireJones) November 19, 2021
Kevin McCarthy has been ranting about #BuildBackBetter for over an hour. This is what he does when he has no agenda. Kevin and his conference haven’t presented a single alternate idea to create jobs and cut costs for working families. Democrats deliver and Kevin talks.
— Rep. Val Demings (@RepValDemings) November 19, 2021
Kevin McCarthy is not a serious person pic.twitter.com/YyAp31V5rp
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) November 17, 2021
Kevin McCarthy is a tantrum in search of a cause
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) November 19, 2021
If you took the worst orator in the world
Gave him the worst speech in the world
And made him read it for the longest time in the world
That would be a lot like listening to Kevin McCarthy tonight.
Except, probably better.
— Adam Schiff (@RepAdamSchiff) November 19, 2021
This bears repeating. McCarthy, who House Republicans chose as their Leader, is ranting and blathering about everything other than the specifics of the bill he’s filibustering—because it’s loaded with popular policies that would make life better for everyone. https://t.co/8brB9rUbsf
— Max Kennerly (@MaxKennerly) November 19, 2021
From Trump to McCarthy, the GOP is run by some seriously unqualified people who say some seriously weird stuff… https://t.co/0Jl1MJdBlH
— Mehdi Hasan (@mehdirhasan) November 19, 2021
Kevin McCarthy is talking non-stop in the House trying to prevent the passage of the Build Back Better Act which will help MILLIONS of Americans.
WHAT A POS.
— BrooklynDad_Defiant! (@mmpadellan) November 19, 2021
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s office: “We’re glad we’re not the only ones who can’t follow Minority Leader McCarthy’s meandering rant that has nothing to do with the Build Back Better Act.”
— Hugo Lowell (@hugolowell) November 19, 2021
It is very, very telling the full House Republican Caucus is not sitting on the House floor tonight getting McCarthy’s back, applauding, affirming.
Parties show up for important leadership moments. The GOP isn’t there for McCarthy tonight.
— David Jolly (@DavidJollyFL) November 19, 2021
I wish Kevin McCarthy loved delivering for working families as much as he loves the sound of his own voice.
— Congresswoman Lori Trahan (@RepLoriTrahan) November 19, 2021