Not a single Republican voted for the giant Build Back Better Act last Friday after House Republican leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) gave a record-breaking eight-hour speech.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) passed the huge $ 1.7 trillion Build Back Better Act on party political lines with bipartisan support against the law.
Republicans voted unanimously against the legislation Friday morning, and even Rep. Jared Golden (D-ME), a Democrat in the swing district, voted against the bill.
The legislation serves as a massive extension of social welfare and climate change programs; The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) found that it would add $ 750 billion to the five-year deficit.
Republican unanimity followed after McCarthy ended an eight-hour, forty-two-minute speech against the Democrats’ Build Back Better agenda. He closed his speech at 5:11 Eastern.
The Democrats’ Build Back Better (BBB) law will add millions of new immigrants to the U.S. population in the first 10 years, on top of an amnesty for about 6.5 million people, according to the Congressional Budget Office (CBO). https://t.co/veP26crbwG
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McCarthy’s address, which broke Pelosi’s eight-hour record, blocked Democrats from passing the Build Back Better Act Thursday night.
McCarthy continued his speech despite incidents and interruptions from frustrated Democrats.
McCarthy used the “magic minute” House floor procedure, which allows homeowners like McCarthy and Pelosi to speak undiminished until they have finished speaking.
During his time there, McCarthy slammed President Joe Biden and congressional Democrats. McCarthy blew up the crisis with crises facing the country, including rising inflation, supply chain disruptions and the messy withdrawal from Afghanistan.
“This is the most ruthless and irresponsible consumption in this country’s history,” McCarthy said as Democrats prepared to vote on the huge Build Back Better Act.
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The speech often garnered loud applause from Republican members and strong support from Republicans across the spectrum.
The Republican leader said the problems facing America stem from the fact that the legislature and the executive are controlled exclusively by the Democratic Party.
Do you know what the common denominator is? One party Rule to one years, “McCarthy said.
Sean Moran is the congressional reporter for Breitbart News. Follow him on Twitter @ SeanMoran3.