This whole thing could have just been an email.
— Kevin McCarthy (@GOPLeader) April 29, 2021
Later on Fox News, McCarthy repeated the now-debunked falsehood that Biden’s climate plan seeks to limit the amount of red meat that Americans can eat.
“It just continues, he wants control of your life,” McCarthy told prime-time personality Sean Hannity. “He’s going to control how much meat you can eat. Can you imagine that?”
Watch the video here:
Kevin McCarthy invokes the lie that Biden wants to ban hamburgers pic.twitter.com/ZCbfnJLczj
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) April 29, 2021
Critics called out McCarthy for his tweet and the tossing of literal red meat to the GOP base:
Shhhhh. The grown ups are talking.
— Alyssa Milano (@Alyssa_Milano) April 29, 2021
I hate that this is what Republicans consider "clever".
— President Elect Lenny (@CaptFancyPantz) April 29, 2021
Then why did you go, Kev?
— Juan Escalante (@JuanSaaa) April 29, 2021
It wasn't really your crowd. Nobody in the room had to break in to get there.
— Mark Harris (@MarkHarrisNYC) April 29, 2021
“Why aren’t there more conservative comedians?”
— Brian Tyler Cohen (@briantylercohen) April 29, 2021
you're a fucking disgrace
— Russ Bengtson (@russbengtson) April 29, 2021
And you could have been a person with integrity, Kevin. https://t.co/pPFgXC1iQA
— Foul Mouthed Mom 😷 (@IamNurseTrish) April 29, 2021
Spoken like a guy who wants to keep American divided…
— Jeremy Comeau (@JeremyComeau) April 29, 2021
Find a new career Kevin
— WallyO14 (@O14Wally) April 29, 2021
Like your career.
— Tip O'Neill's Portrait (@whataboutyehi) April 29, 2021
Wow good one Kev you really got him
— BCapJe (@BCapJe) April 29, 2021
Your career could just be an emoji. A sad one
— D Vel (@DVelascoAF) April 29, 2021
Are we really STILL here? 😑 https://t.co/OH7fmjJcHi
— Erika D. Smith 🦅 (@Erika_D_Smith) April 29, 2021
It doesn't matter if something has been thoroughly debunked. They just keep saying it anyway. https://t.co/NV3WIAEUSE
— Tom Tomorrow (@tomtomorrow) April 29, 2021
If they are going to lie, can they at least get back to taco trucks on every corner. That one at least sounded fun.
— WhatIfBarackOrHillarySaidIt 💉😷🗳️ (@IfBarack) April 29, 2021 RELATED… Conservative Columnist Nails Big Differences Between Biden's And Trump's First 100 Days Lindsey Graham Mocked For Desperate Money Plea Involving Golf — And Trump Maddow Mocks Republicans With A List Of Their Made-Up Controversies Download Calling all HuffPost superfans! Sign up for membership to become a founding member and help shape HuffPost’s next chapter Join HuffPost