McCarthy dings Biden after meeting: Doesn't have 'energy of Donald Trump'

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthyKevin McCarthyPelosi, leaders seek to squelch Omar controversy with rare joint statement Omar: I wasn't equating terrorist organizations with democratic countries Schumer bemoans number of Republicans who believe Trump will be reinstated: 'A glaring warning' MORE (R-Calif.) said that President BidenJoe BidenPutin says he's optimistic about working with Biden ahead of planned meeting How the infrastructure bill can help close the digital divide Biden meets Queen Elizabeth for first time as president MORE doesn’t have the “energy of Donald TrumpDonald TrumpTrump DOJ demanded metadata on 73 phone numbers and 36 email addresses, Apple says Putin says he's optimistic about working with Biden ahead of planned meeting Biden meets Queen Elizabeth for first time as president MORE” after meeting with him for the first time in Biden’s presidency. 

"At no time, having known Joe Biden for quite some time, does he have the energy of Donald Trump. We both know it," McCarthy said.

"Donald Trump didn’t need to sleep five hours a night, and he would be engaged. If you called Donald Trump, he would get on the phone before staff would," McCarthy added.


McCarthy, House Minority Whip Steve ScaliseStephen (Steve) Joseph ScaliseWisconsin state lawmaker compares museum mask policy to Nazi Party Overnight Health Care: Public option plan left out of Biden budget proposal | House Republicans demand congressional probe into COVID-19 origin | Half the total US population have received at least one vaccine dose House Republicans demand congressional probe into COVID-19 origin MORE (R-La.) and House Republican Conference Chairwoman Elise StefanikElise Marie StefanikRecovering America through the lens of wildlife Former Trump aide eyeing New Hampshire congressional bid GOP's attacks on Fauci at center of pandemic message MORE (R-N.Y.) were interviewed by Fox News’s Sean HannitySean Patrick HannityBook claims Trump believed Democrats would replace Biden with Hillary Clinton or Michelle Obama in 2020 election 9 Republicans not named Trump who could run in 2024 Fox Nation to stream primetime Fox News shows in full MORE on “Hannity,” a show on which Trump has been interviewed where he likely will see McCarthy’s comments.

The three did a joint interview days after Stefanik replaced Rep. Liz CheneyElizabeth (Liz) Lynn Cheney House Democrats to Schumer: Vote again on Jan. 6 probe Cheney compares Trump claims to Chinese Communist Party: 'It's very dangerous' Stefanik pregnant with her first child MORE (R-Wyo.) as the No. 3 Republican in the House. Stefanik had Trump’s backing during the process.

The three spent the interview attacking Biden and his policies.

“I am excited about Elise Stefanik joining the leadership team because Joe Biden is not just ignoring the problems; he’s igniting them,” McCarthy said.

Stefanik told Hannity that she “agrees with all the items” the host laid out as a part of the “Trump agenda” when he asked her about fears from others that she isn’t conservative enough.

“We are experiencing multiple crises under President Biden and Speaker [Nancy] Pelosi [D-Calif.]. We have a border crisis. We have an economic crisis and a national security crisis in the Middle East. Republicans are going to fight on behalf of American families that are concerned about the radical direction this administration is taking us,” Stefanik said.