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McCarthy: 'Real Chaos' Inside Democratic Caucus

By    |   Tuesday, 09 July 2019 11:54 AM

There is "real chaos" inside the whole Democratic caucus as the divisions between moderates like House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and those on the far left such as New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez continue to widen, House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy said Tuesday. 

"These Democrats if you watch them, they are no longer Democrats," the California Republican told Fox News' "Fox and Friends." "Stop calling them that. They don't call themselves that, they call themselves socialist Democrats."

He pointed out that before the July 4 break, every Democrat in the Senate voted for the border supplemental bill, but when it got to the House, Ocasio-Cortez, as well as Reps. Ilhan Omar of Minnesota, Ayanna Pressley, of Massachusetts, and Rashida Tlaib of Michigan voted against it.

When asked if he thinks the party will split, McCarthy replied that it already has.

Meanwhile, McCarthy said he also agrees with President Donald Trump's push for a citizenship question on the upcoming census. 

"It is one time you can ask the question, to see who is in this country and ask all the different questions," said McCarthy  "The Supreme Court did not say you could not do it. The president has a right to do it."

He also spoke out about Democratic presidential candidates who want to raise the minimum wage, saying Democrats are not only trying to overturn Trump's election but all of the economic grain that has been achieved since then. 

Raising the minimum wage would cost some 4 million jobs, McCarthy said, quoting a Congressional Budget Office analysis. 

"Why would we want to do that?" he said. "Don't we want to make sure small businesses are able to grow...Democrats continue to move towards this socialism that is going to destroy this country. "

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There is "real chaos" inside the whole Democratic caucus as the divisions between moderates like House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and those on the far left such as New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez continue to widen, House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy said Tuesday. 
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