President Joe Biden's plan to sign 17 executive orders Wednesday was the beginning of an eventual "political realignment," according to Rep. Tom McClintock, R-Calif., on Newsmax TV.
Biden planned to sign executive orders to roll back and overturn policies put in place by his predecessor Donald Trump.
"I think this is the turning point for Americans," McClintock told host Grant Stinchfield on Wednesday's "Stinchfield." "There's going to be a couple of years of very, very terrible policies followed by a political realignment that I think will cement conservative approach to governance for the next generation."
Hours after being sworn in, Biden signed documents that stopped funding for the construction of Trump's border wall, ended a travel ban on some majority-Muslim countries, and halted the process of withdrawing from the World Health Organization.
The new president also began the process of re-entering the Paris Climate Accord and issued a sweeping order tackling climate change, including revoking the presidential permit granted to the contentious Keystone XL Pipeline.
"I don't think the American people are well-served by those policies, and I think they're already beginning to figure that out," McClintock said. "I don't see how workers can be helped by flooding the labor market with another wave of illegal immigration. It was only after Donald Trump put a stop to that, that we saw workers' salaries begin to grow again, in fact they grew at the fastest pace in 20 years.
"And I don't see how families and workers are helped by canceling the Keystone Pipeline, killing 10,000 jobs, making energy more costly for everyone. I don't see how workers are helped by re-entering the Paris accords that are a major job killer, a major driver of energy prices, and it puts our nation in a terrible global economic disadvantage.
"I don't see how we're made safer by reopening virtually unrestricted travel with hotbeds of terrorism around the world, and I don't see how our communities are made any safer by making it harder to deport criminal illegal aliens."
McClintock then offered a ray of hope for Republicans.
"One thing you can always count on from the left is they will always overreach," McClintock said, "and I think Republicans are actually in a very strong position to make as major comeback from this point.
"The policies that produced the greatest economic expansion in our lifetimes, the tax regulatory relief which was won by Trump, his determination to secure our border, his commitment to rebuild the military, these are all extremely popular policies and they're spectacularly successful."
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