Massive spending by Democrats and President Joe Biden has caused skyrocketing prices for gas and other consumer goods, House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy told fellow Republicans in a letter that pledged to “hold Democrats to account for their reckless handling of the economy.”
Republicans hope to tie Democrats to a historic rise in consumer prices, and in a memo sent to fellow party lawmakers this week, McCarthy outlined how higher gas and grocery bills are affecting families.
In the Senate, Minority Leader Mitch McConnell opened the floor Monday with a speech holding Democrats responsible for price increases. Consumer prices rose 5.4% in June.
“Inflation just clocked the fastest year-on-year increase since 2008,” the Kentucky Republican said.
Republicans accuse Democrats of reckless spending that has triggered inflation.
Democrats passed a nearly $2 trillion COVID-19 aid package earlier this year