WASHINGTON, DC, Dec 30 — President Biden has been making life difficult, at best, for the average American for the past two years, says Congressman Steve Scalise [R-LA]. In a new interview with Rebecca Weber, CEO of the Association of Mature American Citizens, on her Better For America podcast, he said, “it’s been devastating, especially for hardworking families, lower and middle income families who are struggling under the weight of inflation, energy costs, open border, all brought on by policies pushed by radical big government socialists here in Washington.” He went on to promise that things will begin to change for the better once Republicans take charge of the House of Representatives.
We’re going to “start pushing back,” the House Republican Whip promised. The plan is to “bring bills in the House, once we’re in the majority, to show the country how we can secure the border, how we can actually lower energy costs and lower inflation, get spending in Washington under control, help make sure law enforcement have the tools they need to push back against the defund the police radicals. I think our country is so desperately hungry for real oversight and accountability, for answers to basic questions. How did COVID originate? Who was behind the debacle in Afghanistan? How many people have come across our open southern border illegally, including how many are on the terrorist watch list? Which states have they been sent to? They won’t answer any of these questions. That’s about to change when we’re in the majority and can have hearings.”
Congressman Scalise pointed out that Republicans will be taking over key committees and that it will give the party the ability to begin getting answers and assigning real accountability.
Scalise vowed to start introducing bills that are long overdue, bills that will make our country energy independent again. “Why should we be begging foreign countries for energy when we can make it here?” He said the fact of the matter is that Joe Biden is not against oil and gas, he’s only against American oil and gas. He sought “to kill the Keystone pipeline, but then he went and greenlighted Russia’s pipeline to Germany, making Europe more dependent on Russian energy. He begged Putin for more oil. He says oil and gas is destroying the planet. Yet he begs countries who emit more carbon to make the same oil, to produce our energy instead of letting America do it. We do it better than anybody else in the world.”
He said people are getting fed up with “these big government socialists who wake up every day and trash America. They beat up on America every day. They teach hatred of America in our schools. They talk about how American energy is so bad, but they fly around on private jets and go to foreign countries and beg them to produce energy instead of us. It makes no sense. It shouldn’t be Saudi or Russia or Venezuela or Iran producing energy that we use. It should be America. And so we’re going to bring bills to show the country how to do that. And, by the way, it will also lower inflation. It’ll lower the cost of energy, not just gasoline at the pump, but in a cold winter like this, the housing costs and electricity costs are going up dramatically. People can’t even keep their homes warm enough during this cold winter because of Biden’s failed energy agenda.”
Scalise then pointed out the most frustrating part of said failed energy agenda – that President Biden could reverse his failed policies with the stroke of a pen and yet he just doesn’t care. However, thanks to the Republican majority, “these are very fixable problems.” They can “start passing bills through the House to show the country how to fix these problems.” And that’s where Scalise encourages Americans to call their senators and let them know what bills they want them to vote for. “You’ve got to let them know ‘this bill is important to me, I want you to vote yes’ and then watch their vote. Hold them accountable for those votes.” With Americans’ involvement and support, Scalise has hope to deliver real answers and accountability that everyone is hungry for.
My response is this: The new GOP slogan: “Even when we win, we act like losers!”
I wish the republican congress can get their act together to elect the Speaker of the House. 202 republicans have chosen Kevin McCarthy. He needs 218 to be confirmed. There are 20 republican holdouts who oppose him as speaker. Shame on them. We voted for these people to take control away from the democrats to finally turn things around in this country. They now have a majority in the House. By causing this gridlock, they are stopping the republican party from moving forward to get things done. No matter what personal gripe these people have against McCarthy it can wait. We have bigger problems to straighten out in this country. It is time for the republican party to stand united! I noticed the democrat party stood together in unity (even when crazy ideas were thought up). That is what seemed to work for them. Those of you who have one of these holdouts as your representative, Please contact them and tell them to unify in choosing Kevin McCarthy so we can move on with saving America. The democrats must be laughing right now.
I wish AMAC had a current article on today’s clown show in DC. I know it will be stated here in the next 2-3 days. Today, while failing to appoint a House speaker after 3 votes, the Republicans revealed themselves as the party with 2 devout opposing passions:
The media has attempted for months to convince us that Trump, a private citizen now for 2 years, has caused a split in the party. Over the next week or two I doubt we will hear Trump’s name as the republican-led ( maybe) House allowed a minority democrat to outvote the majority. Incredible.
We now see what we have in DC. This party will accomplish nothing. If they somehow pass a bill, Mitch McConnell who is another key reason for republican failure ( again, not Trump) will stop it. I already miss Nancy.
When we send comments to this blog ( and I’m grateful for it) who do we think is paying attention? listen ?
In this town I think if you do not play the game right you are out We shall see if there are braves daring to introduce new rules as Trump tried
Until Republicans can break out of the existing two-party system (Democrat and Democrat-Lite), we will be saddled with more of the same. Steve Scalise was one of the staunch critics of the 20 Freedom Caucus hold-outs.
Good luck Steve, I hope you can succeed in your initiatives.
IF…….There isn’t impeachment proceedings every other week against Biden, I’ll never vote republican again
Where will you go. Will you become a Democrat and join the Biden Crime Family? Will you become an Independent and vacillate every election? Unfortunately there are more of us than them. However, if more of you take your ball and go home there will be even less of us. This has been a rotten year and I’m sure there are even a few Democrats who would like to jump ship. We have to be alert, spread the word that we are kinder, nicer, more honest and more American than the new Democrats and invite them to come on our ship.
I would very much like to believe all of these Republicans that say how much different things will be when they take control of Congress but there are two points that very much concern me. First, when the Republicans had both houses of Congress and the Presidency besides not much what did they do? Reach across the isle, how did that work out for US? Secondly, with a DEMONCRATIC CONTROLLED SENATE, Congressional RINOS, and a SOCIALIST/COMMUNIST COMRADE DEMANDER AND THEIF, please explain to me how any of these grandiose Republican bills will ever see the light of day much less get to COMRADE Puden’s desk with a snowballs chance in hell to be signed into law by him?
I agree. Hearings will do nothing to solve the problems. They are only held to bloviate and support the great congressional debating society
I would absolutely like to believe all of the Republicans that say how much different things will be when they take control of Congress but there are two points that very much concern me. First, in the past when Republicans had everything, what happened, almost nothing. Secondly, with a DEMONCRATIC SENATE and a SOCIALIST/ COMMUNIST Demander and Theif (Joebama Puden), how are these seemingly empty promises (my precception) going to come to pass? I would love to understand.
Scalise means well but it’s not enough to get anything done. Face it we have another year of Socialist big government.
We are not technically able to change our energy needs so let’s open up oil again. And work on new clean energy like fusion power.
Get ready for two years of theatre and huffing and puffing that won’t amount to anything. No one will be held accountable. They don’t have the Senate even if they wanted to pass legislation and they know this. McConnell made sure this wouldn’t happen. See how easy it is for the “GOP” to pretend they’re working for us when they know full well that they don’t have to worry about anything passing. They had a chance to stop this madness in 2020 before it even started but they pretended their way out of it this as well. GOP=Group of Phonies.
We need a secure border.We need to reopen the pipeline and take energy production back.We need to pressure the Dem/Repubs who are worthless. We need to force McConnell to retire. We need to silence Chuck Schumer.We need to address priorities that affect our Citizens. There are so many things to reverse so our kids and grandchildren will enjoy a better life with less stress. And these things I’ve mention are only the tip of the iceberg! Sad thing is we have an administration that are so dumb unless $$$$ fill their pockets…Finally: Dr Fauci…glad to see him go but he needs to be charged for the damage he has done and fined heavily.
Article has a very scary statement “Biden is not against all oil/gas but only American oil/gas”. And Biden has proven this statement by begging other countries to increase oil production & trying to hide the problem by taking oil out of Strategic Oil Reserve .
Good thing we have the GOP to help pass the democrats agenda while pretending to oppose it.
Squabbling over transgender statues and Confederate bathrooms keeps the “voters” distracted but red/blue politics is as fake as tv wrestling.
Voting is the adult version of writing letters to santa claus.
I will believe it when I see it happen. I have not only lost confidence in the administration, congress, military leaders, FBI, etc. I don’t trust them. This country is in real trouble.
Good grief. Lets look at reality. If the house passes anything, it must be approved by
the DIm Senate so forget it. If by some wonder both houses approve, then good Ole Joe
must sign it and he won’t. So then you have to overcome the Pres veto and that,my friends,
ain’t about to happen. So this republican takeover of the house really means nothing.
Lets just all shut up, go back to work Tues, and pay more taxes. Get it ?
Even if Bumbling Biden did side with the Congress accidentally, he would claim it was all his idea from the start. I ask you, “Doesn’t Joe Biden remind you of Hank Kimball from the sitcom ‘Green Acres’?” My point is that not much will improve until that halfwit reprobate is ousted from office.
What I keep hearing is that we Republicans can’t trust our representatives. Its true.
As a devout republican (only because I can’t vote conservative) I don’t believe Scalise’s message.
I think the Repubs will make a lot of noise in Jan-Feb and accomplish nothing. What does that
mean? Firings and jail time are all that matter. To hell with admonishments.
Lets see what happens starting with that Southern Border start to build the wall hire more border agents start to deport the ones that came here with no papers, fire the one that was suppose to secure the border but just full of lies, then STOP SPENDING MONEY for no reason putting us in more debt then that will be a start, then I will believe that this country is heading in a better direction.
I DEMAND to see DICTATOR Beijing biden, Hunter biden, pelosi, schiff, nadler, waters, schumer, feinstein, aoc, omar, harris, and fauci TAX RECORDS INCLUDING DOJ DIRECTOR and FBI DIRECTOR IMMEDIATELY.
THEY CAN’T HIDE THEM AND THE U.S. SUPREME COURT WON’T PROTECT THEM NOW.
Welcome to Pandora’s Box.
OTHER TAX RECORDS I DEMAND TO SEE…
BOTH obama’s and BOTH clinton’s.
Can’t leave them out.
The Obama and Clinton tax returns were released while they were in office. Joe Biden’s have also been released as well as both G.W. and G.H.W. Bush’s and Reagan’s.
I see a lot of mention of Fake News. When Trump was debating Hiliary Clinton in 2016 he said he could not release tax returns cuz he was being audited. The Court made Trump release his returns last week & the story says he was not audited until 2019. Who is Fake News : Trump or the news media on this issue? Let Trump explain this if you prefer, but either the IRS or Trump is not telling the truth here.
The IRS needs to explain why they “forgot” to audit the President’s 2017 and 2018 tax returns.
I can see how the republicans are “pushing back” with the bipartisan passage of the trillion dollar democratic wish list bill.
George: You nailed it. Sadly, the Repub party is a pack of wimps and will do nothing.
I expect the Dims to continue to run DC as they always do. By March, we will be saying
“what did we vote for ? “. Case in point. In 2017 , the repubs had Trump in the white house
and controlled both houses of congress. But one guy, Paul Ryan of Wis who was speaker of
the house, decided to block every move by Trump. This party can’t handle authority. If Ryan
( a male I guess) had half the balls of Nancy Pelosi ( a female I guess) the Repubs could have
applied an iron fist but chose to just do nothing.
My suggestion would be for Republicans who are more conservative to come to the microphones constantly to tell Americans what bills they are offering to show us the good things we are in favor of. Non stop, We should be offering the right kind of goodies, lower taxes, lower regulations, less spending, more liberty for individuals. We should keep flooding the Left with these bills and show Americans how they repeatedly veto them and then let voters know whom to vote for next time.