Home Minority Chief Kevin McCarthy (R., Calif.) referred to as out President Biden for his lack of vitality after the pair had their first assembly for the reason that latter took workplace, saying the president doesn’t have the “power of Donald Trump.”
“However at no time, having identified Joe Biden for fairly a while, does he have the power of Donald Trump. We each comprehend it,” McCarthy stated throughout a joint interview with GOP Whip Steve Scalise (R., La.) and GOP Convention Chair Elise Stefanik (R., N.Y.) on Fox Information’ Hannity.
“Donald Trump didn’t must sleep 5 hours an evening and he can be engaged. For those who referred to as Donald Trump, he would get on the cellphone earlier than workers would,” McCarthy added.
Trump and his allies targeted closely on Biden’s age and alleged infirmity in the course of the 2020 marketing campaign, typically highlighting the moments the place Biden appeared to lose his practice of thought whereas talking publicly.
At 78, Biden turned the oldest president to take the oath of workplace when he was sworn-in in January, however he has argued that his age and many years of expertise within the Senate would give him a bonus within the presidency.
In the meantime, Trump, 74, confronted related scrutiny of his age and well being.
The interview got here after Home Republicans voted to nominate Stefanik to the No. 3 management spot on Friday after ousting Consultant Liz Cheney (R., Wyo.) from the publish earlier this week.
“I’m enthusiastic about Elise Stefanik becoming a member of the management group as a result of Joe Biden isn’t just ignoring the issues, he’s igniting them,” McCarthy stated.
Host Sean Hannity requested Stefanik about criticisms that she isn’t conservative sufficient — Stefanik voted with Trump 77.7 p.c of the time, whereas Cheney did so 92.9 p.c of the time. Stefanik replied that she “agrees with all of the gadgets” that Hannity listed from the “Trump agenda.”
“We’re experiencing a number of crises beneath President Biden and Speaker Pelosi,” she stated.
“We’ve a border disaster, we now have an financial disaster and a nationwide safety disaster within the Center East. Republicans are going to battle on behalf of American households which can be involved concerning the radical path this administration is taking us.”