PITTSBURGH, Pa. – GOP House Leader Kevin McCarthy, the potential Speaker of the House should the GOP regain majority in the November midterm elections as most expect, gave an exclusive preview of the GOP’s upcoming “engagement with America.” ‘ for Breitbart News here in western Pennsylvania Thursday night ahead of Friday morning’s launch.
“We’re going to shoot it in Washington tomorrow Friday — Washington County, not Washington, DC, where the real Americans are,” McCarthy said. “It’s a plan to get America back on track. It’s a commitment to America, where all the Republican members have been on various task forces for the last year and a half, working on solutions to the problems.”
About 30 House Republicans will gather at a sheet metal processing plant just outside of Pittsburgh to unveil the long-awaited agenda, which marks one of the biggest efforts Republicans have made ahead of an election, perhaps since former Speaker Newt Gingrich’s contract with America in 1994.
“We really break it down into four pillars: A strong economy, a secure nation, a future built on liberty, and an accountable government,” McCarthy told Breitbart News. “Under each pillar we define what we will do. In a strong economy, we will stop this runaway spending and curb inflation. We will do [the country] energy-independent and lower the gas price. We will return the supply chain from China to America. In a safe nation, the first thing we’re going to do is secure our border and end this catch-and-release and stop this fentanyl coming across. We’re going to be able to have 200,000 more cops and the other thing we can do is these prosecutors and prosecutors who didn’t enforce the law, we’re going to shed light on that and put out a transparency chart so everyone knows where we stand. Of course we will defend our national security.”
Under these two other pillars, McCarthy explained the agenda even further.
“Then let’s look at a future based on freedom,” McCarthy said. “We will pass a Parents’ Bill of Rights. Parents should have a say in their children’s education. We will provide the ability to have parental choices. We’ll get tax credits so kids get scholarships so a million kids can go to new and different schools. They have healthcare there – and Big Tech, and hold them accountable and ensure fairness. It’s all of the things that we’ve talked about since the beginning and all of the different things that we’re going to be tracking from ESG to Section 230. Then we will talk about a government that is accountable. The first thing we will do is defend our Second Amendment rights on freedom of speech. Then we go in and what we’ve really been working on is these agencies that we have more than 500 preservation letters for. Why don’t we know where the origins of COVID began? Why don’t we know what happened in Afghanistan when the President listened to the military? What about an attorney general who went after parents and called them terrorists just because they went to school board meetings? This is where we will hold all agencies accountable. The very last thing is to make sure Congress works. On the very first day we will abolish proxy voting and then for electoral law we will have a whole draft electoral law for voter identification and list sanitization.”
The members expected to participate in the launch of the Commitment to America agenda are a fairly wide-ranging cross-section of the House of Representatives’ GOP conference. Of course, McCarthy and his two top lieutenants, House GOP Whip Steve Scalise and Conference Chair Elise Stefanik will be there, but also a wide array of House GOP members from all sides of the party.
The full list of members includes Reps. Vern Buchanan (R-FL), Kat Cammack (R-FL), Byron Donalds (R-FL), Tom Emmer (R-MN), Carlos Jimenez (R-FL), Tony Gonzales (R-TX), Garret Graves (R-LA), Brett Guthrie (R-KY), Jim Jordan (R-OH), David Joyce (R-OH), John Katko (R-NY), Mike Kelly (R-PA), Julia Letlow (R -LA), Lisa McClain (R-MI), Mike McCaul (R-TX), Patrick McHenry (R-NC), Dan Meuser (R-PA), Carol Miller (R-WV), Marianette Miller-Meeks (R -IA), Burgess Owens (R-UT), Guy Reschenthaler (R-PA), Adrian Smith (R-NE), Lloyd Smucker (R-PA), Bryan Steil (R-WI), Marjorie Taylor Greene (R- GA), Beth Van Duyne (R-TX) and Brad Wenstrup (R-OH).
Once introduced, McCarthy said Republicans intend to take the message directly to voters and use the Commitment to America as a key campaign tool.
“I’ve just come back from 26 states in the last 43 days,” McCarthy told Breitbart News. “We keep traveling. We’re here in Pittsburgh, Washington County, because fundamentally we believe we need to go out and talk to the American people; you listen to them, then you lead. We see an opportunity here that we haven’t seen in the past. What we do is we roll out the Commitment to America and then each week we have different themes for the elements of that. We want people to get involved. We’re going to have specific days where we have national commitment days where we encourage people to speak up about the crime. Let’s talk about the border. Let’s talk about how we create a stronger economy. Let’s talk about bringing that supply chain back and what that would mean in this economy.”
More of McCarthy’s exclusive interview with Breitbart News at the launch of the Commitment to America will be released shortly.
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2022/09/22/exclusive-kevin-mccarthy-previews-commitment-to-america-rolling-it-out-in-washington-county-pa-where-the-real-americans-are-not-dc/ Exclusive — Kevin McCarthy Previews ‘Commitment to America’