It will be remembered for the silent tribute and standing ovation for his reading of the names of the fifty people killed by illegal aliens in the United States, but House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy took to the podium on the floor Wednesday and gave a speech for the ages. In it, he took no prisoners and the brunt of his words and anger went to Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi and Senator Chuck Schumer for their obstruction that led to the government shutdown and their use of the government to settle political scores rather than do the people’s business.
Some highlights as transcribed at Breitbart:
At a time when the country expects its leaders in Washington to look forward, this House majority is looking backward. When our country expects solutions, they are using this chamber to settle political scores. As hundreds of thousands of Americans painfully experienced, portions of our federal government were shut down for 35 days. A shameful record under this majority’s watch. It was a shutdown that never had to happen….
After the President signed a three-week continuing resolution the Speaker gloated with a Presidential-style enrollment ceremony. Democrats marveled at her exercise of raw political motivation. And many in the media responded like they were beat reporters for their hometown team. This all sounds like a historic moment! What exactly was everyone celebrating? Nothing. They were celebrating achieving nothing. They were celebrating a status quo that suits their political interests and personal pursuits of self-righteousness. A status quo that causes pain and suffering for Americans across this country….
There have been 266,000 criminal aliens arrested the last two years. This includes charges or convictions of 100,000 assaults, nearly 30,000 sex crimes, and 4,000 violent killings. Three hundred Americans die every week from heroin. And More than 90 percent of heroin comes across the Southern border. And roughly 10,000 children are being smuggled into the U.S. every year to be sold for human trafficking.
McCarthy called it “zero sum politics,” and lamented how in Washington, D.C., “nothing ever changes.”
“Well I’d like to spend some time and reflect on Americans and their families who might not have been celebrating the status quo preserved by this majority,” McCarthy said.
And then came the litany of those lost to criminal illegal aliens.
Watch as the House Minority Leader simply shames the Speaker of the House.