House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy’s actions must match words on illegal immigration amnesty discharge petition

May 17, 2018, Fairfax, Va.—Americans for Limited Government President Rick Manning today issued the following statement in response to House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy’s (R-Calif.) statement that “We cannot disrupt ourselves. Intensity levels are still not there, and discharge petitions release the power of the floor that the American people gave us the responsibly to hold. When you release that power the majority goes to Nancy. If you want to depress intensity this is number one way to do it”:

“House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy’s actions need to match his words when it comes to the illegal immigration amnesty discharge petition, and he needs to cut off all political support for any Republican who remains on the petition, including fellow California Rep. Jeff Denham. McCarthy claims he wants to be Speaker of the House but if he cannot corral his closest allies in the House conference on an issue that is an existential threat to the Republican majority by his own admission, then he is clearly not up to the task. McCarthy’s actions will tell whether he has the mettle to be Speaker of the House or even Minority Leader.”

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