WASHINGTON (KERO) — House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy spoke at a press conference Thursday expressing disappointment in the Biden Administration's first actions.
"I was disappointed to see within hours of assuming office, the new administration was more interested in helping illegal immigrants than helping our own citizens." Rep. McCarthy said.
McCarthy noted the Biden Administration's decision to focus on illegal immigrants, end the Keystone pipeline, and appease the WHO instead of helping businesses reopen and ensuring every American who wants a vaccine has access to one. McCarthy also called on Congress to step up.
"Republicans are here ready to work, ready to make sure that we get businesses back open again, we get kids back in school, and we get a vaccine to every person that wants one," he said.
Construction on the long-disputed Keystone XL oil pipeline has been halted as U.S. President Joe Biden revoked its permit.
Biden’s Day One plan included revoking a presidential permit for the pipeline that was granted by former President Donald Trump in March 2019.
Biden is expected to deliver an address from the White House on Thursday — his first White House address as president — where he'll explain how he will address the current surge of COVID-19 and vaccine rollout.
The Associated Press also reports that Biden will sign 10 executive orders linked to the pandemic on Thursday.
You can watch McCarthy's full press briefing below: