Pelosi Calls GOP ‘Commitment’ to Secure Border, Stop Crime, Curb Inflation an ‘Out of Touch’ MAGA ‘Extremist Agenda’

Craig Bannister | September 23, 2022 | 4:59pm EDT
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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi
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On Thursday, Republicans unveiled a “Commitment to America” platform, which Democrat California House Speaker Nancy Pelosi denounced as a “whole-hearted commitment” to Make America Great Again (MAGA).

“Today’s rollout is the latest evidence of House Republicans’ whole-hearted Commitment to MAGA: going all-in on an extremist agenda designed to greatly diminish Americans’ health, freedom and security,” Pelosi said in a statement condemning Republicans’ commitment to stop violent crime, secure the border, tackle inflation and prevent illegal voting.

“But this extreme MAGA agenda is way out of step with Americans’ priorities, who align with Democrats’ vision of putting People Over Politics,” Pelosi says in her statement.

As Republican House Leader Rep. Kevin McCarthy explains in a video, the nation is facing serious problems that require the attention of elected officials:

  • “Violent crime is at record highs in our streets and neighborhoods.”
  • “The border has become a national security crisis, with fentanyl killing our fellow citizens.”
  • “Soaring inflation has shrunk paychecks and sent us into a recession.”

Rep. McCarthy calls Republicans’ “Commitment” a “plan for an Economy that’s strong – where you can feed your family and fill up your tank” designed to make America “a nation that’s safe – where communities are protected by the police and criminals are prosecuted, a future that’s built on freedom where your children come first and are taught to dream big and a government that’s accountable where politicians don’t get special treatment.”

The full text of Pelosi’s statement is presented on Speaker Pelosi’s website.

Rep. McCarthy’s video is embedded below.

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