McCarthy blames inaction on Reid

McCarthy blames inaction on Reid
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The soon-to-be House majority leader said Sunday that Senate Majority Leader Harry ReidHarry ReidVirginia was a wave election, but without real change, the tide will turn again Top Lobbyists 2017: Grass roots Boehner confronted Reid after criticism from Senate floor MORE (D-Nev.) was the reason legislation couldn’t move through Congress.

On “Fox News Sunday,” Rep. Kevin McCarthyKevin Owen McCarthyPelosi blasts California Republicans for supporting tax bill Lawmakers, celebs honor Tony Bennett with Library of Congress Gershwin Prize Pete King rips White House budget chief for trying to ‘screw’ NY MORE (R-Calif.) said there are over 240 bills that have passed the House but have not been brought up in the Senate.

“So what is the hold-up here?” asked McCarthy. “It’s Harry Reid and the Senate. If that fundamentally changes in November, I think it will be a new day for America and a new direction.”

Host Chris Wallace asked McCarthy about his attitude toward working with President Obama during the remainder of his presidency.

McCarthy said that because the Senate has not sent bills to the president’s desk to be signed into law, Republicans have not been able to negotiate on many issues with Obama.

Republicans are hoping to win over Democratic Senate seats during the November midterms, especially in states such as Alaska, Arkansas, Colorado, Iowa, Louisiana, Michigan, New Hampshire and North Carolina.

A majority in the Senate would give the GOP more power to push through legislation in both houses to send to the president for his signature.

Currently, the GOP has 47 Senate seats and Democrats hold 53, which means Republicans would need to hold their current seats and win six more.