On Sunday, House Speaker Kevin McCarthy countered criticism from conservatives by defending his budget agreement with President Biden.
After announcing a “agreement in principle” with the White House this past weekend, McCarthy, a Republican from California, came under fire from members of the House Freedom Caucus. The speaker said that while conservatives might not have gotten everything they wanted from the measure, Democrats received absolutely nothing.
“Maybe it doesn’t do everything for everyone, but this is a step in the right direction that no one thought that we would be able to today,” McCarthy said on “Fox News Sunday,” highlighting the fact that his plan stops any IRS spending increases in 2023.
He continued, “I’ll debate this bill with anybody.” Is everything I wanted fulfilled? No, since not everything is under our control. But this is the greatest revolution in human history. In that process, it is the largest cut that Congress has ever approved.