GOP’s Kevin McCarthy Stalls Democrats’ $1.8 Trillion Spending Plan With Record-Breaking Speech

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GOP’s Kevin McCarthy Stalls Democrats’ .8 Trillion Spending Plan With Record-Breaking Speech

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House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) on Thursday delayed the passage of the Democrats’ $1.8 trillion social and climate spending plan with a record-breaking filibuster-style speech that went on for more than eight hours, prompting criticism from Democrats who now plan to pass the bill on Friday.

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In his speech, McCarthy attacked the spending bill as “the single most reckless and irresponsible spending in the history of this country.”

The House Minority leader began his speech at 8.38 pm local time and continued to speak for more than eight hours.

At 4:46 a.m. local time, McCarthy broke the record for the longest house speech set by Nancy Pelosi in 2018.

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