House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., said Tuesday on Fox News that “even the Democratic Party is running against this president now.”
“They think he’s weak on leadership. They watched—his policies have failed,” McCarthy said. “They’re not standing with him, so it’s interesting to me: why would this Democratic Congress actually vote for this bill that would only create more inflation, harm our economy going forward, and, actually, the only people it’s going to help is a China economy.”
On Mornings with Maria, McCarthy responded to a new poll which found that Democrats and left-leaning independents do not want Joe Biden to run again in 2024.
Forty-four percent of left-wing voters want “someone else” to be the Democratic Party’s 2024 presidential nominee.
That’s eight percent more than the 36 percent who want “Biden at the top of the ticket.”
Twenty percent of respondents said that they are “unsure” about who the Democrats should run in 2024.
McCarthy said he feels increasing skepticism that the Democratic Party can pass Biden’s signature Build Back Better Act, which would spend at least $3.5 trillion to appease climate alarmists and boost welfare spending.
Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., has said that he believes that the bill will cost much more than advertised.
“When I look at where this president is continuing to move, I don’t know if they can put these votes together because I’m seeing more Democrats announce retirement,” McCarthy said. “You’ve got committee chairs…announcing. Fifteen percent of the Democrats on appropriation have announced retirement.”
“They don’t want to sit around either because they see the future’s not bright based upon the policies they’re pushing,” he said.
An NPR poll reflects the nation’s concern that the Democratic Party is not leading America in the right direction.
Forty-one percent of independents said Democrats pose a “bigger threat” to “democracy” than Republicans. Thirty-seven percent said the Republicans are a “bigger threat,” Mediaite reported.