Ten of the 20 people vying for the party’s nomination in the 2020 presidential election took to the debate stage on September 12 in Houston, Texas. Although the debate touched on topics such as gun control and immigration, both candidates and moderates strayed from mentioning the economy.
“The word ‘recession’ was uttered just once in the entire debate. (By Julián Castro, who noted the poll’s finding of recession fears.),” noted Byron York of the Washington Examiner. “Nor was the word ‘unemployment’ ever spoken. Nor was there a discussion of job creation. Nor was there much of a discussion of wages.”
Before jumping on the silence regarding the economy, McCarthy spoke with “Fox & Friends” on Tuesday where he called the recent push by Democrats, including 2020 hopefuls, to launch an impeachment inquiry against Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh an “imaginary impeachment” because “nobody in America wants this.”
On the debate, McCarthy pointed out that Democratic presidential contenders weren’t asked about impeachment during the latest Democratic debate. He also made note that the U.S. economy wasn’t discussed either.
“The other sad news is there wasn’t one question about the economy,” McCarthy said, adding, “Because the Democrats had nothing to do with making this strong economy.”
Labeling the economy the “strongest one we’ve had in the last 50 years,” the Republican leader suggested 2020 Democrats “don’t want to talk about it because that’s the reason why President Trump is going to get reelected.”
Watch McCarthy’s interview below:
Former Vice President Joe Biden (D) previously said Trump “inherited a growing economy from the Obama-Biden administration, just like he inherited everything in his life. And now he’s squandering it, just like he squandered everything he inherited in his life.”
However, Trump’s 2020 campaign manager Tim Murtaugh said, “This is the best economy that most Americans alive have ever experienced, and no desperate spinning from Democrats or the media can change that.”