House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) drew scorn on Twitter Wednesday night for his dismissive response to President Joe Biden’s first speech to a joint session of Congress.
Biden highlighted his administration’s accomplishments and laid out his goals to transform the American economy in the 65-minute address. He also said he was open to working with Republicans.
But McCarthy, a Donald Trump sycophant, glibly tweeted:
Later on Fox News, McCarthy repeated the now-debunked falsehood that Biden’s climate plan seeks to limit the amount of red meat that Americans can eat.
“It just continues, he wants control of your life,” McCarthy told prime-time personality Sean Hannity. “He’s going to control how much meat you can eat. Can you imagine that?”
Critics called out McCarthy for his tweet and the tossing of literal red meat to the GOP base:
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