House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy always stands by President Trump.
Unlike former Speaker Paul Ryan, his predecessor in the House Republican leadership, McCarthy does not distance himself from the president or even his most eyebrow-raising tweets.
The two talk on the phone frequently and have largely aligned their agendas in an effort to secure Trump’s second term and regain the House majority that Democrats seized from the GOP in the 2018 midterm elections.
McCarthy, 55, is considered one of Trump’s closest and most loyal allies in Congress and is rolling out in September what he describes as “a unified commitment to America” that outlines the GOP agenda.
It was written in coordination with the Trump administration and renews the GOP’s focus on ending the coronavirus outbreak with vaccines and treatment, helping the economy recover by creating 10 million new jobs, ending the United States’s dependence on China, rebuilding infrastructure, improving schools and school choice, and other initiatives.