House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthyKevin McCarthyCheney reveals GOP's Banks claimed he was Jan. 6 panel's ranking member House votes to hold Bannon in contempt of Congress GOP memo urges lawmakers to blame White House 'grinches' for Christmas delays MORE (R-Calif.) said that President BidenJoe BidenGrant Woods, longtime friend of McCain and former Arizona AG, dies at 67 Sanders on Medicare expansion in spending package: 'Its not coming out' Glasgow summit raises stakes for Biden deal MORE doesn’t have the “energy of Donald TrumpDonald TrumpGrant Woods, longtime friend of McCain and former Arizona AG, dies at 67 Super PACs release ad campaign hitting Vance over past comments on Trump Glasgow summit raises stakes for Biden deal 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 ScaliseThe 9 Republicans who voted to hold Bannon in contempt of Congress Hillicon Valley — Presented by Xerox — US cracks down on tools for foreign hacking House passes bills to secure telecommunications infrastructure MORE (R-La.) and House Republican Conference Chairwoman Elise StefanikElise Marie StefanikOvernight Defense & National Security — Presented by Raytheon Technologies — Biden backtracks on Taiwan GOP lawmakers worry vaccine mandate will impact defense supply chain Lawmakers pay tribute to Colin Powell MORE (R-N.Y.) were interviewed by Fox News’s Sean HannitySean Patrick HannityBiden's safe-space CNN town hall attracts small audience, as poll numbers plummet Meghan McCain: 'SNL' parodies made me feel like 'laughing stock of the country' Biden giving stiff-arm to press interviews 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'You're a joke': Greene clashes with Cheney, Raskin on House floor The 9 Republicans who voted to hold Bannon in contempt of Congress Cheney reveals GOP's Banks claimed he was Jan. 6 panel's ranking member 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.