McCarthy: Biden ‘Intentionally Misled Us’ About Rail Strike Being Solved

Melanie Arter | November 30, 2022 | 11:29am EST
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 President Joe Biden (C) meets with congressional leaders in the Roosevelt Room of the White House to discuss legislative priorities through the end of 2022, in Washington, DC, on November 29, 2022. - Left to right are House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, US Vice President Kamala Harris, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell. (Photo by JIM WATSON/AFP via Getty Images)
President Joe Biden (C) meets with congressional leaders in the Roosevelt Room of the White House to discuss legislative priorities through the end of 2022, in Washington, DC, on November 29, 2022. (Photo by JIM WATSON/AFP via Getty Images)

( - House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) accused President Biden of “intentionally” misleading the American public about having solved the rail strike in September just so that voters would elect Democrats in the midterm elections.

McCarthy and other congressional leaders visited the White House on Tuesday, which is the second time leaders on both sides of the aisle have been invited to the White House during the Biden administration besides their first visit at the 100-day mark of the Biden presidency.

McCarthy told Fox News’ “Hannity” on Tuesday that this isn’t the first time that Biden misled the American public.

The reason he called us down is because once again, he intentionally misled us. He said he had a rail strike solved - when? In September when he knew that he didn't want the American public to know before the election that he didn't. Remember when he told us that inflation was transitory.

Remember he told us that the influx of illegals was seasonal, that the Taliban wouldn't take over Afghanistan, again and again, but now we're just weeks away from the busiest season of the entire year of Christmas, and our whole infrastructure could shut down based upon this administration's negotiation with the rail, this pro-union individual who has failed once again, and he's asking government to step in to try to solve this problem, but he's begging the House and Senate to do it, just to take the bill up tomorrow when people have not even read it. 

McCarthy said that Congress won’t let rail workers hold the entire country, including the supply chain, and fuel lines hostage.

How many people got a 24% raise in the last year? The reason they did that is because this administration forced the companies to have to do it, and the only reasons I believe these unions are holding it up, because they think this president would again make them give even more. It's jeopardizing the economy of America.

That's why our supply chain is not working, this administration doesn't understand how to make an economy work, to get out of the way and let the private sector run it. Once again, he's continued to fail. Remember the other lie that he told us, that he didn't ask Saudi Arabia to change their pumping until after the election. We found out that came true as well. 

This is a man who’s made our energy costs higher, our transportation costs. He's made inflation continue to rise with the run-away spending. He has a border that’s not secure. Today in that meeting, I invited him to go down to the border with me. I just went there. I talked about what has happened. 

In El Paso last week, I just went over an overpass - 70,000 people have come across there in the last seven weeks in one overpass in El Paso. So if he continues down this path and if he lifts Title 42, that means 13 million more people will come across just in the next two years where he's still serving. 

McCarthy said that he’s confident that House Republicans will unite behind him and that he’s “honored” to have more than 85 percent of the Republican conference vote for him to be House Speaker in January.

That's like winning the primary. Who wins by 85 percent? So we're going to the floor and I believe we'll get to 218. Why? Cause if we don't, none of those investigations go forward. None of the work that we have put before us. We can't start investigating Mayorkas. We can't secure the border. We can't lower the gasoline price by making us energy independent. 

We can't give a government and hold them accountable. We can’t pass a parent's bill of rights. All of that will stop. The subpoenas can't move out until you elect a speaker. So I believe we will all come together, because, Sean, you're right. We need to do this for the American people. 

We are either successful together or we will fail individually and we will not be given the possibility or the opportunity to be in the majority again. 

McCarthy said that every single Republican member of the House will have the ability to go to him directly with their concerns.

Today I brought all of the different factions in on the conference. I call them the five families. We sat and we talked together. We have to work together. Otherwise, we won't be successful. It might be a small majority but it’s the same size that the Democrats have today - 222. 

I think it could actually be a very positive situation where we all learn that the people come first, that we work together, put our differences aside and do it for the American public. Remember our goals. Stop this Biden administration from all of their lunacy and problems they’re causing, create a majority and fire Nancy Pelosi. 

We just achieved all three of those. Now we have to work for the American public and make this economy strong, a nation that’s safe, a future that’s built on freedom and a government that’s held accountable. 

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