House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy was in Colorado on Saturday to campaign for State Senator Barbara Kirkmeyer who is running to represent the state’s brand-new 8th Congressional District. He also sat down for an interview with Campfire Colorado during his visit.
In the interview, Leader McCarthy addressed President Joe Biden’s recent comments that we are closer to nuclear “Armageddon” than we have been since Cuban Missile Crisis.
“It reminds me of what Secretary Gates had always said, for forty years he had always made the wrong foreign policy decision and you watch, a White House had to walk it back again, but this is dangerous what he does,” Leader McCarthy told Campfire Colorado. “Remember what he did before Putin invaded, well if he invades a little, it won’t be that big of a deal. There are so many things, of actions gone wrong, that have put us in this jeopardy.”
McCarthy continued, “I just watched the President of France talk about what Biden said – was a misstatement once again – putting the country in jeopardy by taking these positions that are wrong.”
According to the New York Post, French President Emmanuel Macron told reporters on Friday at a European Union Summit in Prague, “We must speak with prudence when commenting on such matters.”
“I have always refused to engage in political fiction, and especially … when speaking of nuclear weapons,” he added. “On this issue, we must be very careful.”
The full interview touched on the growing momentum for Kirkmeyer’s campaign, the Chinese Communist Party’s role in poisoning American citizens with fentanyl, and how Kirkmeyer’s opponent has led the charge against Colorado’s responsible development of homegrown energy.
The interview with House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy will be available exclusively on Monday morning to Campfire Coffee subscribers – Campfire Colorado’s morning newsletter for Colorado political insiders. Subscribe here to see the interview first.