WASHINGTON (NEXSTAR) – Campaign season is in full swing and with just over six weeks to go until the midterm elections, Republicans hosted an event in the Pennsylvania campaign to unveil their platform that includes priorities such as the fight against inflation.
House Republican leaders are trying to woo voters and take control of Congress in November by exhibiting what they call their “commitment to America.”
“If you would trust us and give us the opportunity to take a new direction for this country,” Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) said. “On our very first bill, we will repeal 87,000 IRS agents.”
“If there are 87,000 people needed in America, it’s at the border, to support the American border,” Rep. Steve Scalise (R-LA) said at the event.
In addition to rolling back President Biden’s policies, GOP leaders promise to make the country safer.
“House Republicans will immediately ensure that we hire 200,000 more police officers across the country,” said Rep. Elise Stefanik (R-NY).
Meanwhile, President Biden argued “you can’t be pro-law enforcement and be pro-insurgency.” You can’t pretend to be a party of law and order and call the people who attacked the police on January 6 “patriots”. »
President Biden says Americans shouldn’t believe Republicans are watching over them.
“We haven’t heard of the right to choose. We haven’t heard of Medicare. We haven’t heard of Social Security,” Biden said.
Biden says it’s the Democrats who will continue to drive the country forward and who have already embraced a set of bipartisan infrastructure and made historic investments in the fight against climate change. He also warns that Republicans will take the country in a dangerous direction.
“Either they win or they were cheated. This is not democracy,” Biden said.
The president has made appearances at Democratic National Committee events and lobbied for voters to support Democrats who he says represent unity.