A joint agreement reached by a unity task force formed between Joe Biden's campaign and supporters of Sen. Bernie Sanders' canceled presidential campaign shows the former vice president is "surrendering" to socialists, House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy said Thursday.
"If Joe Biden has been in Washington for more than 40 years, and hasn't been able to do any of that from criminal justice reform and others, why do we think we're going to have something different?' the California Republican said on Fox News' "Fox and Friends."
President Donald Trump, however, has taken several actions, including an executive order on police reform and creating Enterprize Zones, while Biden "has a long history of doing nothing," said McCarthy.
"Now he shows that he'll even surrender to the socialist wing of the party, because remember, Bernie Sanders is not a Democrat," said McCarthy. "He was registered as a socialist, ran as a socialist and that's what the new wing of the party is craving."
Biden also is now saying some money should be redirected from police departments to reach social services agencies, and McCarthy said that is a mistake.
"We need greater training of the police department, more accountability, the exact thing that Tim Scott put into his bill but the Democrats would not even allow to come up and be debated," he said.
Meanwhile, The New York Times has an opinion piece suggesting Biden not leave his basement to debate Trump unless he releases his tax returns for 2016-2018, and McCarthy said it's only Democrats that are "so fearful" of their own nominee that they are pushing back on a debate.
"You have no ideas and what you stood for the last 40 years you have to change," said McCarthy. "What I truly believe is what president trump is talking about rebuilding, renewing, and restoring America."
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