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McCarthy outlines GOP’s ‘Commitment to America’ platform six weeks before midterm elections


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McCarthy outlines GOP’s ‘Commitment to America’ platform six weeks before midterm elections

McCarthy outlines GOP’s ‘Commitment to America’ platform six weeks before midterm elections

With just over a month to go until the 2022 midterm elections, House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) has outlined four main talking points he hopes… 23.09. 2022, Sputnik International

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The agenda, called the “Republican Commitment to America”, is summarized in four points worded so broadly that their meaning is almost indistinguishable: “a strong economy”, “a secure nation”, “a future founded on freedom,” and “a government that is accountable,” according to McCarthy’s website. The name is modeled after the success of Newt Gingrich’s “Contract with America,” with which the GOP won a stunning victory in the 1994 midterm elections, winning majorities in both houses. It was also introduced just six weeks before the election and focused on broad Conservative talking points such as downsizing government, cutting taxes and tackling what they described as a uncontrollable crime in American cities – much like The McCarthy Program. “We have a plan for a safe nation. It means your community will be protected, your law enforcement will be respected. Your criminals will be prosecuted. We believe in a future built on freedom – that your children come first” Kellyanne Conway , a former adviser to former US President Donald Trump, told the crowd it was important to focus on the economy rather than other issues that Democrats are likely to use to attack the GOP, such as abortion, climate change, and the Jan. 6 uprising, according to Politico. The races for control of the House and Senate are tight: the latest polls released last weekend show the two parties neck and neck. Currently, Democrats have a slim majority in the House and are evenly tied with Republicans in the Senate, but have a de facto majority thanks to Vice President Kamala Harris’s ability to vote in a tie. . However, it is common for the president’s party to lose in midterm elections after their own electoral victory. -CA) work. The success of Trump-backed candidates in GOP primary races across the country seems to lend credence to that claim, even though McCarthy and his Senate counterpart, Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY), are both quick to draw Trump’s anger. Trump has yet to comment on McCarthy’s program. However, McConnell, who gave Sen. Rick Scott (R-FL) the cold shoulder after he unilaterally dropped a “Rescue America” ​​program in March that became a lightning rod to smear liberal critics, decided to endorsing McCarthy’s program, saying he would “bring the priorities of the people back into the House of the People.

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With just over a month to go until the 2022 midterm elections, House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) has laid out four main talking points that he hopes will guide the Republican Party to victory in November.

The agenda, called the “Republican Commitment to America”, is summarized in four points worded so broadly that their meaning is almost indistinguishable: “a strong economy”, “a secure nation”, “a future based on freedom”, and “responsible government”, according to McCarthy’s website.

The name is modeled after Newt Gingrich’s hit “Contract With America,” with which the GOP won a stunning victory in the 1994 midterm elections, winning majorities in both houses. It was also introduced just six weeks before the election and focused on broad Conservative talking points such as downsizing government, cutting taxes and tackling what they described as a uncontrollable crime in American cities – much like McCarthy’s agenda.

“We want a strong economy. That means you can stock up. You can buy groceries. You have enough money left over to go to Disneyland and save for a future — paychecks go up, they don’t go down. more,” McCarthy told the crowd at a party event in MonongahelaPennsylvania, Thursday, where the GOP program was unveiled.

“We have a plan for a safe nation. That means your community will be protected, your law enforcement will be respected. Your criminals will be prosecuted. We believe in a future built on freedom – that your children come first. “

Kellyanne Conway, former adviser to former US President Donald Trump, told the crowd it was important to focus on the economy rather than other issues that Democrats are likely to use to attack the GOP , such as abortion, climate change and the January 6 uprising, according to Policy.

After the event, Gingrich described McCarthy’s program as “more sophisticated” than his own, the outlet also noted.

The races for control of the House and Senate are tight: the last polls released last weekend show both sides shoulder to shoulder. Currently, Democrats have a slim majority in the House and are evenly tied with Republicans in the Senate, but have a de facto majority thanks to Vice President Kamala Harris’s ability to vote in a tie. . However, it is common for the president’s party to lose in midterm elections after their own electoral victory.

If the GOP takes over the House, as Politico’s projections suggest, then McCarthy would be elevated to president, taking over from Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA).

After McCarthy apparently fumbled and tweeted a link to the program’s website ahead of the event, Pelosi’s press team went on the attack, calling it an “Extreme MAGA Agenda”, invoking Trump’s political slogan “Make America Great Again”. Democrats have worked to convince Americans that Trump’s policies, which included an activist rejection of the 2020 election results, are no longer on the fringes of the GOP, but have become part of the party.

The success of Trump-backed candidates in GOP primary races across the country seems to lend credence to that claim, even though McCarthy and his Senate counterpart, Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY), are both quick to lure Trump’s wrath.

Trump has yet to comment on McCarthy’s program. However, McConnell, who gave Sen. Rick Scott (R-FL) the cold shoulder after he unilaterally dropped a “Rescue America” agenda in march who became a lightning rod to wither liberal criticism, decided to endorse McCarthy’s program, saying it would be “bringing the people’s priorities back to the People’s House.”



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