Rep. Maxwell Frost (D-Fla.) blasted House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-C.) and his Republican “circus” in an all-out speech that mocked him over a possible government shutdown and his call to launch an impeachment inquiry into President Joe Biden.
“We are 15 days away from a government shutdown that will affect millions of workers and Speaker Kevin McCarthy can’t even convince his own party to pass important legislation,” Frost said Thursday as time runs out to avoid a government shutdown. At the end of the month.
“And the icing on the cake is that instead of getting to work funding the government, they’re trying to impeach Hunter Biden, I think, who, spoiler alert, is not the president of the United States .”
Frost’s move is a response to McCarthy ordering House committees to open an impeachment inquiry against the president despite Republicans showing no direct evidence linking Biden to his son’s business deals.
The president’s announcement came amid a looming threat of a shutdown as far-right Republicans threaten to file a motion to oust McCarthy as speaker, blaming him for not supporting lower spending.
“So America, in 15 days, when our country shuts down, remember who did this to you: Speaker Kevin McCarthy and the extremists in the House Republicans, who care more about themselves and their policies than you,” Frost said.