Republican Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) said that the GOP plans to repeal Democratic plans to hire 87,000 more IRS workers on day one of the new Congress if he becomes House Speaker.
McCarthy shared the comments during a Friday interview on “Jesse Watter Primetime.”
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“Great question – the first thing we have to do is elect our Speaker. We can’t do anything until we elect that Speaker,” he said. “And if you watch, the White House is actually pushing back on our investigations, saying we’re not going to give you anything till you get this solved. So, we need to be able to move forward with that.”
“Then, on the very first day, the first thing we’re going to do is repeal the 87,000 IRS agents,” McCarthy continued.
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McCarthy also addressed other issues the GOP plans to address early in the new Congress.
“Another reason why the Democrats are mad at me, I think – government should be here to help you, not to go after you, then we’re going to secure our border. You’ve got to secure this border, the millions of people coming across, the fentanyl that’s killing our children,” he stated.
“We need to work on our economy. That means making us energy-independent. We need to hold this government accountable. Where’s the origin of COVID began? Find out what this Biden family had done in the process. Make sure the FBI is not going after Americans but actually going after crime. We’ve got so much work behind us, and we need to start on the very first day,” he added.
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The recent $1.7 spending bill passed with the help of some Republicans, however, has funded the IRS plan to expand its number of workers.
“But what is worst about this omnibus spending bill is that it would give the green light to double the size and intrusiveness of the IRS — which is exactly the opposite of what Republicans promised,” CNS News reported.
Conservatives will be all for McCarthy leading a repeal of the IRS worker plan, but he’ll first have to become speaker and then repeal part of a law backed by some in his own party.
It’s still unclear whether he’ll be able to become the party’s leader, or whether he’ll be able to unify his party against leftist legislation if he does become the House speaker.