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(RepublicanWire.org) – GOP leader Kevin McCarthy ripped House Speaker Nancy Pelosi for blaming the soaring U.S. gas prices on oil companies.

“Who do they blame next?” the California Republican said. “Americans aren’t buying these excuses, but unfortunately they are paying for them.”

Pelosi said gas companies should “boost production” during the ongoing Russian invasion of Ukraine.

“There are 6,000 permits out there where people could drill, the industry can drill,” Pelosi said at a news conference last Thursday. “They don’t need to be upending our initiatives to save the planet from the climate crisis; if they want to drill, they have places to drill. Use it or lose it. Let somebody else drill there.”

McCarthy was asked if there is merit to the Democrats’ argument that oil and gas companies are allowing prices to remain high even though the price of a barrel of oil has dropped below $100.

“It just begins to go to show how they don’t understand the industry,” he replied. “Things don’t change overnight. You’ve got to produce the oil. You sell the oil. You have to refine the oil and you pass it through.”

McCarthy told reporters that leading Democrats have been saying since the 2020 election cycle that they wanted to stop the production of oil on public lands.

“Joe Biden, in his campaign for president, said he would eliminate the production of crude,” he said. “You then had on the very first day when he got into office ending a pipeline. So you add transportation to that, and when inflation goes up, if you can’t move it by a pipeline, you’ve got to put it in a truck, or you’ve got to put it in a tanker if you bring it from somewhere else — that costs a lot more, you can’t get things off the port, so they raised the price themselves.”

“So now they want to turn around and blame them,” he said. “When you shut in a well, you can’t turn it right back on, it’s not a light switch.”

“Do you understand the market? You get a lease, it takes you 3 to 7 years to develop it, and there’s no guarantee there’s oil or gas underneath it,” he said.

“Then oil companies go to their banker to try to get the capital to go, but the majority committee is going after the capital not to loan you the money,” he said. “I’ve never seen anything like this.”

“American natural gas is 41% cleaner than Russian natural gas,” he said. “They [Democrats] made their platform to put the oil industry out of business in America and increase the business of Russia, Iran, and Venezuela.”

Even some Democrats have sided with Republicans on this.

West Virginia Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin said the oil industry needs needs “signals” from the Biden Administration that they will support oil and gas development and production on federal and non-federal lands. He wants Biden to end the pause on new drilling leases.

“It is well past time for the pause to end — for well drillers and the administration to move forward,” Manchin said. “So yes, I’m calling on the industry — and the shareholders — to invest and put production before profits. We need you to ramp up on those existing leases and with those existing permits because that’s the fastest thing we can do. But the industry also needs signals from the administration that they will support oil and gas development and production.”

Montana Democratic Sen. Jon Tester shared a similar view on increasing oil production in the U.S.

“Our best response to rising gas prices should be increasing our domestic energy production from all sources and increasing trade with our allies, not buying from dictators who are actively invading sovereign nations,” he said.

(RepublicanWire.org) – Republicans have been predicting a “red wave” for the 2022 midterm elections since late last year. And with President Joe Biden’s approval ratings falling, the GOP has high hopes for flipping the House.

It also helps that many Democrats will be leaving – via retirement or pursuit of other positions – so left-wing majority in the House is in a very tenuous position.

And if Republicans succeed, they’ve got a “day one blitz” that could take Washington by storm.

The GOP have talked about what they intend to do if they reclaim power in D.C., and this begins with turning the House back to Red. They also hope to flip the Senate, where they only need a net gain of 1 seat.

And if they can claw back some of that lost control, Republicans will have a surprise ready for the President.

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy wrote out a detailed list of “prime targets” for The Daily Caller, and it shows they’re going after POTUS in a variety of critical categories.

This includes everything from Afghanistan and the pandemic to the Department of Education and Big Tech. If Democrats can’t fend off the GOP charge, these probes will kick off immediately.

That’s when we might start to see plenty of fireworks on Capitol Hill, especially because these investigations tackle most of the hottest topics of the day.

Via The Daily Caller:Biden’s DOJ, Department of Education and COVID policies are prime targets for House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy should Republicans retake the House in the midterms this November, according to a sprawling list of priorities his office sent exclusively to the Daily Caller.

‘We have already sent preservation notices and document requests and will be ready on day one to use the various tools at our disposal to get the answers Americans are demanding.’

Included in the plan are the “politically motivated actions by the DOJ” and attacking the Department of Education’s labeling of parents as “domestic terrorists,” which remains a sore point among American mothers and fathers.

Then there’s the border crisis, which hasn’t improved according to recent Department of Homeland Security (DHS) statistics regarding encounters and arrests.

McCarthy makes it clear that Republicans will be examining many of the most critical issues:

Biden protects liberal activists but turns a blind eye to rising crime.

Biden has opened the border, supported mandates that have hurt students in the classroom and parental rights, allowed Big Tech to silence conservatives, and has overseen leaks of private information on American citizens under his watch.

His office also mentioned the “botched Afghanistan withdrawal,” as well as “attacking free speech, going woke, and cozying up to China.”

McCarthy ripped the President for vowing to unite the country, but instead “has done everything in his power to divide Americans.” This is a common complaint among right-wing voters according to polls.

Lastly, the controversial origins of COVID are also on the chopping block — this all means the GOP will have a full dance card if they retake the House.

They’ve been promising action for months now, and millions of Republican voters are hoping that it actually happens. They’ve been frustrated by an ailing economy and Biden’s leadership in general, it seems.

The first step, however, is to flip the House (and the Senate, if possible). If this happens, Republicans will finally have some chips to play with in D.C.

(RepublicanWire.org) – Joe Biden is set to deliver his first State of the Union address but there might be a twist.

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy reportedly told colleagues this week that each party will only be allowed to invite just 25 House members to attend Biden’s address in person.

“The president is slated to deliver his first State of the Union address on March 1; attendance for his address to a Joint Session of Congress last April also was capped,” Axios reported.

“A Pelosi spokesman said no final decisions have been made. The spokesman said the Speaker’s Office ‘will work closely with the Office of the Attending Physician to accommodate as many Member requests as safely possible.’ Biden’s Joint Address last year was attended by 55 House Democrats and 25 House Republicans, along with 35 Senate Democrats and 25 Senate Republicans, according to a Capitol official,” the report continued.

This is an anonymously sourced report relaying what McCarthy was told, but Pelosi’s office did not actually deny it, but rather said they would speak with the attending physician to discuss protocols.

This comes on the heels of a new survey finding that half of those surveyed by Rasmussen think Biden should be impeached from office.

And what’s more, almost as many surveyed think that’s what Republicans will do if the party wins back control of the House in the 2022 midterms.

“A new national telephone and an online survey by Rasmussen Reports and The National Pulse finds that 50% of Likely U.S. voters support the impeachment of Biden, including 33% who Strongly Support it. Forty-five percent (45%) are opposed to impeaching Biden, including 33% who Strongly Oppose it,” Rasmussen reported.

If Biden were to get impeached, he would face trial in what could be a GOP-controlled Senate after the midterms.

The survey comes amid a dramatic shift in approval ratings for both Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris over their first year in office.

In early December, for instance, an I&I/TIPP poll found that barely one-third of Democrat respondents want Biden to run for reelection.

The survey asked respondents, “Who do you want to see run for president on the Democratic ticket in 2024?”

The report added:

Overall, 22 percent said Biden, followed by 12 percent who said Vice President Kamala Harris, four percent who said Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg, and three percent who said Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), Rep. Joe Kennedy (D-MA), and Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams. The remaining potential candidates garnered two percent support or less. Thirty-one percent, overall, say they are unsure.

Even among Democrats, specifically, Biden fails to see overwhelming support, as only 37 percent say they want to see him run again on the Democrat ticket in the next presidential election cycle. Another 16 percent of Democrats chose Harris, and 13 percent, overall, remain unsure.

37 percent of independents say they are “not sure” who they want to see run on the Democrat ticket, but only eight percent say it should be Biden.

“But only 8% of independents and other non-major party voters also want Biden back as Democratic standard-bearer,” TIPP noted.

“And 10% want Harris, not Biden. For Biden, that suggests near non-existent support among independents, the swing voters who make up a third or more of all those who go to the polls each election,” the survey added.

“Even Democrats seem less than enthused about Biden holding the top spot. Just 37% want him there,” the poll revealed.

“And only 16% give Harris the nod as presidential standard-bearer, alarming given that Vice President Harris is next in line to be president should Biden not complete his term in office,” the survey continued.

On Saturday, House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy absolutely hammered Biden and Harris over their administration’s disaster at the border. Biden has invited illegals to swarm into our country. This has allowed cartels to expand their operations — especially in human trafficking — as well as made cities and towns along the border less safe for Americans.

During an appearance on “Fox and Friends,” McCarthy laid the smack down on Harris for spending more time at the airport than she did at the border after President Trump shamed her into showing up for a visit:

“Well, it seems like she spent more time at the airport than she spent at the border. But to literally say that they inherited a problem and they’ve made progress? None of those facts play out. You have a border that was secure. You had a new administration that changed executive orders and invited people to rush the border illegally. Now in May, we had 180,000 encounters. That was a 21-year record of illegal crossings. For the last three months, it has increased.”

“The time that the president asked the vice president to take on this job, half a million illegal individuals came across this border when counted,” McCarthy adds. “Those are the people we were able to encounter. I think there’s going to be more than a million individuals that get through here that we don’t encounter from more than 160 countries. And what’s worse, Pete, you would understand this — we are catching people who are on the terrorist watch list from Yemen.”

The simple truth is that neither Biden nor Harris cares about the border. They want to contribute more to the chaos our nation is facing. You can expect them to continue to ignore their growing border disaster, For this reason we need to show up in force in 2022 and take back control of Congress — then the White House in 2024. Watch the interview below:

The election in 2022 is an important one for many reasons. If we take back the House and Senate, we can oppose Joe Biden’s dangerous and demented agenda. We can stop liberals from pushing through whatever laws they want. We can alto kick Ilhan Omar off the House Foreign Affairs Committe, says House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy.

Ilhan Omar has long drawn controversy for her anti-Semitic and other remarks. Omar has compared Israel to terrorist organizations (and received backlash even from her own party for doing so). She’s compared reasonable, common-sense voting laws to “Apartheid.” She’s even been praised by the Muslim Brotherhood for her hatred of Israel. Ilhan Omar does not belong in government at all, much less the House Foreign Affairs Committee. But McCarthy vows to fix at least that latter part after we retake the House in 2022.

“I will promise you this: If we are fortunate enough to have the majority, Omar would not be serving on Foreign Affairs [Committee] or anybody that has an anti-semitic, anti-American view,” McCarthy said on Fox News.

This doesn’t mean nothing will be done about Omar in the mean time. There is talk of a resolution to remove her from her position immediately. Unfortunately, there is a good chance it will fail with Democrats in charge.

We have a lot to worry about in the time leading up to 2022 — and the time after. But Ilhan Omar’s brazen and anti-Semitic remarks are not only offensive, but they put America and Americans at risk. It’s unclear (and unlikely) whether she will be removed from the important position she is disgracing anytime soon, but we must retake the House in 2022 to ensure that it can happen after that.

On Saturday, the House of Representatives met in the dead of night for a rushed vote on a COVID-19 “relief” bill. Though two Democrats voted against the so-called American Rescue Plan Act, the Left was able to leverage its majority to push the bloated and disgraceful bill through.

Democrats Jared Golden of Maine and Kurt Schrader of Oregon joined Republicans in opposing this bill, which includes an underground rail line between Pelosi’s district and Silicon Valley. Republicans attempted to instead use those funds to help children affected by the pandemic, but Democrats needed their special rail line to Pelosi’s backyard. The bill also has funding of $129 billion for K-12 schools — but most of it won’t be spent in 2021 or even 2022. So schools won’t get the help they need until after the pandemic is over.

“95 percent of the funding in this bill isn’t even scheduled to be spent for another year, creating more uncertainty for families,” says Kevin McCarthy. “And in fact, less than 9 percent of the bill will be used to fund public health.”

The bill does accomplish some good, however. Parents will receive a tax credit of $3,600 per child under 6 and $3,000 per child up to 17 years old. Adults making up to $75,000 a year will receive $1,400 checks. All benefits are gradually phased out and disappear at income levels above $100,000 ($150,000 for joint filers). There will also be a $400 unemployment insurance bonus each week through August. There are also some benefits for businesses, like $7.2 billion for the Paycheck Protection Program.

Democrats attempted to shove a $15 minimum wage increase into the bill, but Senate rules won’t allow it. IT also includes a $129 billion handout to the medical industry in the form of COVID testing allocations.

Democrats hope to shove this broken and wasteful bill through the Senate by mid-March. The animals truly have taken over the zoo.