Democrats calling for President Donald Trump's impeachment, particularly House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler, are more concerned with tearing down the president than they are about building up America as Congress returns from its summer recess, House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy claimed on Monday.
"Nadler ran for the chairman position, for Judiciary, on the basis he would be best to run through impeachment," the California Republican told Fox News' "America's Newsroom." "He is keeping a promise to his conference, not to his district."
The main thing the House should be doing as it comes back is pass the United States-Mexico-Canada trade agreement, which will strengthen the economy, McCarthy said.
"If it came to the floor it would pass and make the negotiations with China and America even stronger," said McCarthy, pointing out that if House Speaker Nancy Pelosi delays that measure, it will show that "it's all about politics instead of putting America first."
McCarthy also said he disagrees with former Rep. Mark Sanford, who said over the weekend that he's challenging President Donald Trump for the Republican nomination because the party has lost its way on debt and deficit spending, among other reasons.
"If you watch what the Republicans were able to do and what they have control over in the eight years they were in the majority, with discretionary they spent less than when Nancy Pelosi was speaker the time before," said McCarthy. "President Trump is going to be the nominee and President Trump is going to get reelected. We have the strongest economy in 50 years."
McCarthy also on Monday said he believes House members can work together and find common ground on gun background checks, but care must be taken to craft legislation that both stops gun violence from happening again and protecting individual rights.
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