House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) drew scorn on Twitter Wednesday night for his dismissive response to President Joe Biden’s first speech to a joint session of Congress.

Biden highlighted his administration’s accomplishments and laid out his goals to transform the American economy in the 65-minute address. He also said he was open to working with Republicans.

But McCarthy, a Donald Trump sycophant, glibly tweeted:

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

— 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.

— 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? 😑

— 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.

— 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.

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