House Minority Leader Rep. Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., is giving President Joe Biden low marks after his first week in office, arguing only America’s “adversaries” are benefiting from his executive orders.
In an interview on Fox News’ “Justice With Judge Jeanine,” McCarthy said Biden is putting “America last” and has “now put China first.”
“It’s Russia, China, our adversaries who are benefiting, not the American people,” he said of Biden’s executive orders.
Biden signed 17 executive orders on his first day in the Oval Office, reversing Trump administration policies on immigration and stressing his campaign priorities, including halting the Keystone XL oil pipeline project and renewing America’s commitment to the Paris climate pact.
McCarthy argued the pipeline project reversal will cut union jobs "and hurt our greatest ally within Canada,” “and that the climate agreement “only benefits China.”
"We've lowered more emissions than any country," he said. "You could add up all Europe together."
"Remember what he said just less than a week ago about unity?” McCarthy said. “None of those actions have taken place… there’s no unity.”
He also blasted Biden’s orders covering immigration, decrying that “11 million new illegal immigrants” are getting citizenship.
"What about those 10.7 million Americans who need a job?" he asked.
He also slammed the executive orders that call for a 100-day “pause” on deportations of illegal immigrants, and halt construction on the southern border wall.
"This is only going to expand," McCarthy warned of illegal entries. "What the last administration was able to do was stop it [illegal immigration] and get Mexico to do something they’ve never done before, to not let them even through their country.”
"Now they believe this new president is welcoming it and that’s exactly what he’s doing — stopping the wall, telling them to come because he’s going to provide them citizenship instead of providing the jobs to those more than 10 million Americans who are out of work."
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