House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) said Monday night on Fox News that he thinks government shutdowns have to stop.
McCarthy announced his candidacy for House Speaker Monday, after John Boehner said he plans to resign from the post in late October.
Fox host Bret Baier asked McCarthy if the government would shut down after a temporary approved spending bill — the solution on the table to a current shutdown — expires.
“No,” McCarthy said. “We’ve got to stop these. People look to Republicans, but we were doing our work. It was Schumer and Reid who said in the summer that they wanted to shut down government, that they devised the whole plan not to let the appropriation process pass.”
“We need to join together not just in our ideas but in a media plan. So those in America need to join with us,” McCarthy continued. “If we are to be successful, we need to be able to fight and win. Those are the ideas we need to bring.”