Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy of California, accepting his nomination for a second term in leadership in a closed party meeting, told House Republicans they’re all that stand in the way of liberalism run amok.
“For the next two years, we are the only thing that can keep Obama’s vision for America from becoming a reality,” McCarthy said in the closed meeting, according to a source. “Make no mistake, [with] Pelosi deciding to stay, they will spend the next two years trying to drive us back into the minority so President Obama can replay his last two years in office like he did his first two — running roughshod over the American people with more programs, more bureaucracy, more taxes, more spending and more debt. Well, they’re wrong.”
McCarthy concluded with a military reference.
“In World War I, when the Marines landed in France, a French officer advised the 2nd Battalion to retreat,” McCarthy said. “The Marine Company Commander replied, ‘Retreat? Hell, we just got here!’ We just got here as a majority two years ago. We’re not going anywhere, and we are going to stand firm and fight for our principles.”