McCarthy Talks for More Than 8 Hours to Delay Vote on Biden's Social Spending Bill


House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) continued to talk — and talk and talk — on Thursday night into the early morning of Friday to delay a vote on the Build Back Better Act.

The Republican leader started speaking at 8:38 p.m. EST on Thursday and stopped at 5:10 a.m. EST on Friday — totaling 8 hours and 32 minutes.

McCarthy’s filibuster broke records, as it was the longest House floor speech in history. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) spoke for 8 hours and 7 minutes when she was the minority leader in 2018.

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McCarthy said during his speech, “I know some of you are mad at me, think I spoke too long. But I’ve had enough. America has had enough.”

“No matter the time, the day, or the circumstances, House Republicans will always fight for you, fight for your family, and fight for our country,” McCarthy concluded. “With that, Madam Speaker, I yield back.”

Below is the full video:

The House of Representatives is expected to reconvene on Friday at 8 a.m. EST and vote on Democrats’ $1.85 trillion social spending bill.

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