McCarthy: Pelosi is endangering Constitution to ensure her power
House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy blasts Democrats over proxy voting on ‘America's Newsroom.'
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>> Ed: IT WE DO SEE THAT FROM TIME TO TIME. JOHN ROBERTS, THANKS FOR STARTING US OFF. >> Sandra: HERE WITH REACTION TO ALL OF THIS IS THE JUSTICE DEPARTMENT’S NEW UNMASKING PROBE, HOUSE MINORITY LEADER KEVIN McCARTHY NOW JOINS US. THANKS SO MUCH FOR BEING HERE, LEADER McCARTHY. CAN YOU REACT TO BILL BARR BRINGING ON JOHN BASCH WITH THIS ISSUE OF UNMASKING? WHERE DO YOU SEE ALL THIS GOING NEXT? >> EVERY DAY WE LEARN SOMETHING MORE THAT MORE AND MORE INDIVIDUALS WERE UNMASKED. I THINK IT’S APPROPRIATE WITH THE ATTORNEY GENERAL IS DOING BECAUSE WE NEED TO GET BACK TO THE BOTTOM OF THIS. THE MORE WE LEARN, UNFORTUNATELY WE FIND THAT THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION WAS MORE INTERESTED IN UNMASKING FLAME THAT THEN SECURING MASS FOR THE NATIONAL STOCKPILE AND THAT’S A REAL CONCERN TO EVERY AMERICAN. >> Sandra: YOU GO BACK TO THE WORDS THAT ARE OF THE DOJ SPOKESPERSON KERRI KUPEC, AND MAKING THE POINT THAT CERTAINLY THIS IS NOT INHERENTLY WRONG TO HAVE DONE THE UNMASKING BOARD TO UNMASK, BUT SHE IS POINTING OUT THE OBVIOUS. IT’S A FREQUENCY THAT’S BEEN QUESTIONED IN THE MOTIVATION BEHIND IT. WHAT SPECIFIC QUESTIONS DO YOU HAVE AS THIS MOVES FORWARD? >> THE QUESTION IS, IT’S NOT WRONG TO GO AFTER AN AMERICAN CITIZEN BUT THINK OF THE SIGNING WHEN THEY DID IT. THEY DID IT AFTER THE ELECTION, AFTER IT WAS DECIDED THAT THEY WERE GOING TO HAVE A NEW PRESIDENT, NEW ADMINISTRATION, AND THE PAST ADMINISTRATION IN THAT LITTLE TIME. WHILE THEY ARE STILL EMPOWERING JANUARY, FOR THE SWEARING IN OF JANUARY 20TH TO SPEND THEIR TIME UNMASKING NOT ONE, BUT WE HAVE THE VICE PRESIDENT WHO IS NOW STUCK IN THE BASEMENT, BASEMENT BY THEN. THEN YOU MOVE ON TO AMBASSADORS, PRESIDENTS AND OTHERS IN THERE. IN THEIR DAILY BRIEFING ASKING TO UNMASK INDIVIDUALS WHO HAVE BEEN GOING INTO A NEW ADMINISTRATION THAT WAS DULY ELECTED. WHY? WHY THEN? WHY UNMASK THESE AMERICAN CITIZENS. WHY WOULD THIS ADMINISTRATION DO THAT WHEN AT THE SAME TIME THERE OWN INTELLIGENCE KNEW THAT WHAT WAS BEING SAID ABOUT THEM, ABOUT RUSSIA, WAS FALSE AND WRONG IN GIVING THE AMERICAN PUBLIC A FALSE NARRATIVE AND IT LYING TO THEM AT THE SAME TIME? THAT IS CONCERNING TO ME, NOT AS A DEMOCRAT OR REPUBLICAN BUT AS AN AMERICAN BELIEVES THE RULE OF LAW? THAT SHOULD NOT HAVE BEEN TO ANY AMERICAN, LESS KNOWN AND INDIVIDUAL SUCH AS FLYNN WHO HAD SERVED HIS NATION? TIME TO DISCREDIT THIS INDIVIDUAL WAS WRONG FROM THE START AND USING THE POWER OF THE OVAL OFFICE TO DO IT, THAT TO ME WE NEED TO GET TO THE BOTTOM UP BECAUSE OF THE RULE OF LAW SHOULD BE THE ONE PART WE ALL BELIEVE IN. >> Sandra: WE WILL SEE WHERE JOHN BASKETS WITH ALL OF THAT. MEANWHILE YOU SAW FIRSTHAND WHAT HAPPENED WITH NANCY PELOSI YESTERDAY AND CANNOT VOTE ON THE FISA BILL AFTER THE PRESIDENT THREATENED TO VETO IT. NANCY PELOSI SORT OF PREVIEWING WHAT MAY BE TO COME IN ALL OF THAT. >> THERE ARE DIFFERENT VIEWS AND PERSPECTIVES OF HERE IN TERMS OF REMOTE VOTING. WE HAVE ALL TRIED VERY HARD TO WORK IN A BIPARTISAN FASHION, BEING PRESENT DOESN’T NECESSARILY REQUIRE A PHYSICAL PRESENCE. I THINK REMOTE OPERATIONS ARE POSSIBLE BUT THAT’S NOT THE PATH THAT THE DEMOCRATS HAVE GONE DOWN. BUT THE DEMOCRATS HAVE DONE INSTEAD OF WORKING WITH US IS TO USE THIS CRISIS TO TRY TO GAIN PARTISAN BENEFIT. >> Sandra: AND SO WE WILL GET BACK TO THE PULLING OF THE FIGHT IS ABOUT YESTERDAY AND WHERE THAT GOES NEXT IN A SECOND, BUT WHAT YOU JUST HEARD THERE WAS FROM YOUR COLLEAGUE AT BLISS CHAIN. SHE’S NOT OPPOSED TO THE PROXY VOTING BUT SHE’S MAKING IT CLEAR THAT THIS COULD HAPPEN IN MANY DIFFERENT WAYS. I KNOW THAT YOU, LEADER McCARTHY, ARE FIRMLY OPPOSED TO IT, YOUR THOUGHTS? >> LET ME BE CLEAR, LIZ CHENEY IS OPPOSED TO PROXY VOTING, SHE JOINS ME IN THAT A LAWSUIT AGAINST DEMOCRATS. EVERYONE SHOULD BE OPPOSED TO PROXY VOTING. ALMOST ONE-THIRD OF THE DEMOCRATS DID NOT SHOW UP TO WORK YESTERDAY BUT THEY STILL GET THEIR PAYCHECK. MORE THAN 50 MILLION AMERICANS DID NOT HAVE A VOICE ON THE FLOOR. DEMOCRAT SIGNED A PIECE OF PAPER THAT SAID THEY WERE PHYSICALLY UNABLE TO COME TO CONGRESS BUT CHARLIE CRIST WAS ABLE TO COME EVEN THOUGH HE IS SOUND, SIGNED THAT PAPER COME TO GO TO THE LAUNCH ACROSS THE STATE. SO HE LIED TO HIS OWN CONSTITUENTS, HE LIED UNDER OATH AND SAY FOR ONE MOMENT 231 YEARS, WE HAVE MET ON THIS. THROUGH A YELLOW FEVER OF 73, THROUGH THE CIVIL WAR, THROUGH THE SPANISH FLU. EVEN WHEN THE BUILDING WAS BURNED DOWN IN THE WAR OF 1812, 9/11, WE SHOULD CONVENE, THE CONSTITUTION SAYS WE SHOULD. IT IS ONLY THE ABILITY OF NANCY PELOSI TO TRY TO GET MORE POWER. HER OWN WORDS YESTERDAY ON THE FLOOR, SHE SAID THIS IS AN OPPORTUNITY COME EVERY CRISIS IS. SHE’S TAKING A CRISIS AS AN OPPORTUNITY TO SECURE MORE POWER FOR HERSELF AND ALLOW ONLY 20 PEOPLE TO CONTROL THE ENTIRE FLOOR, THAT’S UNCONSTITUTIONAL. THEY DON’T HAVE THE POWER AND THE RIGHT TO DO IT AND ALL OF US SHOULD AGAINST THIS. >> Sandra: GOT IT. AND IN TERMS OF CHENEY NOT BEING OPPOSED TO IT, WHAT I MEANT WAS SHE SAYS THERE’S DIFFERENT VIEWS AND PERSPECTIVES AND SHE UNDERSTANDS THAT. AND WHILE SHE’S NOT OPPOSED TO THOSE OTHER VIEWPOINTS SHE WANTS MORE COOPERATION FROM DEMOCRATS ON THAT. NOW, FINAL THOUGHTS ON NANCY PELOSI? HERE SHE IS IN THE PULLING OF THAT FIGHT IS ABOUT YESTERDAY. >> THE FISA VOTE YESTERDAY, IF WE DON’T HAVE A BILL THAT OUR LIBERTY IS, OUR CIVIL LIBERTIES ARE LESS PROTECTED. >> Sandra: HOUSE IN SESSION TODAY, ANY IDEAS AS TO WHAT HAPPENS NEXT WITH THAT IF IT DOES INDEED COME UP FOR A VOTE? >> THE SPEAKER SOUNDED A LITTLE LIKE WHAT SHE DID WITH OBAMACARE, WE NEED TO PASS IT TO KNOW WHAT’S IN IT. THE BEST THING THE SPEAKER SHOULD DO IS TAKE THE ADVICE I GAVE HER JUST A COUPLE DAYS AGO, TAKE A DEEP BREATH, TAKE A STEP BACK. IT WON’T BECOME LAW BECAUSE THE PRESIDENT HAS CONCERNS WITH IT. EVEN THOSE IN THE SENATE HAVE CONCERNS WITH WHAT THEY WANT TO DO SO WHY DON’T WE WORK THOSE PROBLEMS OUT SO WE CAN MAKE LAW? EVERY DAY WE FIND SOMETHING NEW ABOUT FISA. FISA IS ABOUT FOREIGN SURVEILLANCE. WHY ARE FINDING THAT PEOPLE UTILIZE THE FISA COURT TO SURVEY AMERICAN CITIZENS. WOULD WE WANT TO GET TO THE BOTTOM OF THAT BEFORE YOU PASS SOMETHING? AND I THINK THAT’S WHAT’S CRITICAL AND WHY PEOPLE IN HER OWN PARTY ARE SAYING THAT TO HER AS WELL. I KNOW SHE’S ABLE TO GATHER A LOT OF POWER, ABLE TO HAVE 70 VOTES SITTING IN HER POCKET, ABLE TO PAY DEMOCRATIC MEMBERS OF CONGRESS NOT FOR SHOWING UP FOR WORK WHEN THERE ARE 42 MILLION AMERICANS WHO WOULD GLADLY WANT TO GO TO A JOB AND WORK. THAT’S A PROBLEM THAT WE HAVE TODAY, SHE’S CHANGING THE DIRECTION AND THE POWER OF THIS CONGRESS AND IT’S NOT WORKING FOR HER. SHE’S NOT KEEPING THE PROMISES THAT SHE MADE TO THE AMERICAN PUBLIC AND THEY WOULD BE DIFFERENT. THEY WOULD FOCUS ON THE INDIVIDUALS. NAME ME ONE PROBLEM THAT THEY HAVE SOLVED. >> Sandra: THAT IS YOUR