Things Get Heated for Kevin McCarthy on ‘Disgrace the Nation’

House Speaker Kevin McCarthy was called out on “Disgrace the Nation” on Sunday, as host Margaret Brennan exposed his narrative that he had to cut a deal with the Democrats in order pass the spending bill and avoid a government “shutdown.”

“Most in the press probably thought we would’ve shut down yesterday too, but no, we did not,” McCarthy argued.

“Were you confident we wouldn’t shut down?” Brennan asked.

“I was confident I could get something on the floor to make sure the option that we would not — that our military — was going to pass,” he continued. “Well, I wasn’t sure it was going to pass. You want to know why? Because the Democrats tried to do everything they can, not to let it pass. They did.”

“Democrats were the ones who voted for this,” she pointed out, noticeably smirking. “A larger number than Republicans to keep the continuing resolution alive.”

“Did you watch the floor yesterday?” McCarthy asked.

“Oh yes,” she replied. “90 Republicans voted against it. One. Democrat.”

Indeed, Brennan is right. On Saturday, the House of Representatives approved a “clean” stopgap funding bill to prevent a government shutdown. The legislation was sent to the Senate



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