GOP House Leader Sparks Outrage After Saying The ‘Top Priority’ Is To ‘Keep People At Work’
House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) told his socially-distancing colleagues in the House chamber on Friday that his “top priority” is to “keep Americans at work,” and not keeping them alive.
“Our top priority is to keep Americans at work,” McCarthy said.
AT this point, the United States has had the most cases of coronavirus, despite having a lower population than China – where it all started.
But McCarthy, and other Republicans like Donald Trump, are anxious to get Americans back to work – even if it means a lot more people will die.
“We all saw that tragic news this week: 3.3 million Americans filed for unemployment benefits,” he said during his oratory.
This goes to show that Republicans care more about people getting too many benefits than their actual lives.
McCarthy’s remarks did spark outrage among citizens. Many of which called him out on Twitter. Here are some of the responses:
Kevin McCarthy on House floor: “Our top priority is to keep Americans at work.” Really? Mine would be: Keeping Americans alive. Who has this right? McCarthy or me? Asking for some semblance of peace of mind.
— Cameron Yow (@CameronYow) March 27, 2020
Kevin McCarthy speech on the House Floor prior to the vote on the COVID-19 relief package: “Our top priority is to keep people at work…” Really, that’s your top priority; not saving lives. This tells you all you need to know about the Trump GOP.
— Spencer Wong (@SactownSpencer) March 27, 2020
So Kevin McCarthy admits that his top priority is to keep Americans at work. Not to save lives, but keep us at work. What a sad day for America that some of or so called leaders care more about money than life. Not what I consider a True Leader. 😢
— Bette Price (@dallasbette) March 27, 2020
Kevin McCarthy: “Our top priority is to keep Americans working."
How about keeping Americans alive?#HouseVote
— Charles P. Pierce (@CharlesPPierce) March 27, 2020
Kevin McCarthy says their top priority is to keep Americans at work. It should be to keep Americans alive
— N Wyre (@nowyre) March 27, 2020
Did McCarthy just say the GOP top priority is to keep Americans at work?
Not saving American lives
These people are sick pic.twitter.com/Z6JlI4aVYO
— 🍄RUMP=RussianTraitor (@theMrWheat) March 27, 2020
Kevin McCarthy just laid it out plain and simple, "Our top priority is to keep Americans at work" not to keep them safe. There is no concern for the American people, only for private profits.
— William Johnson (@Ol_WillyJ) March 27, 2020
"Our top priority is to keep Americans at work" – Kevin McCarthy
wait, what happened to Keep Americans alive? Life, Liberty and the pursuit of happiness is now dow 30,000
— Kombiz Lavasany (@kombiz) March 27, 2020
“Our top priority is to keep Americans at work.” – @GOPLeader
“Keeping them not dead,” sounds like a good plan, too.
— Left Crew Politics (@LeftCrewPolitic) March 27, 2020