Kevin McCarthy spent hours on the House floor forcing the Democrats to pass Build Back Better in the dead of night, but Speaker Pelosi shifted the vote.
Steny Hoyer, leader of the House Majority, said:
Hoyer also said this is another reason why they delayed the vote: “for humanitarian purposes, the welfare of our members.”
– Manu Raju (@mkraju) 19 November 2021
Kevin McCarthy’s poorly thought out plan was to force Democrats to vote on the bill in the dead of night so Republicans could participate in Build Back Better than something evil and hidden. Those ugly Democrats voted to give you a tax cut and lower the price of your prescription drug at 4 a.m. is the kind of ominous ad Republicans would make based on McCarthy’s stall tactics.
Pelosi and the Democrats want Build Back Better to be the best news report of the day on Friday. Kevin McCarthy actually did the Democrats a favor by making sure that the passage of Build Back Better takes place before the nation.
Mr. Easley is the managing editor. He is also a White House Press Pool and a congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason holds a bachelor’s degree in political science. His graduate work focused on public policy, specializing in social reform movements.
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