Kevin McCarthy says he does not want Chamber of Commerce endorsement after reports it's backing freshman Dems
Lou Dobbs Tonight – Thursday, September 3
On today’s episode of ‘Lou Dobbs Tonight’, Lou covers NY Gov. Andrew Cuomo feuding with President Trump over threat to cut federal funding in violent Democrat-run cities; plus, Chamber of Commerce endorsing anti-Trump politicians for reelection.
House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy on Thursday night swore off any endorsement from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce (USCC) after reports that it is planning to support a number of freshman congressional Democrats for reelection.
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The USCC, known as one of the most powerful pro-business lobbying organizations in the United States, traditionally supports Republicans as that party in the past has backed policies including less regulation and lower taxes. But it has supported Democrats whose votes line up with its priorities in the past, and this election cycle will be backing 23 first-term House Democrats for reelection, according to The Hill.
"I don’t want the US Chamber’s endorsement because they have sold out," McCarthy, R-Calif., said on "Lou Dobbs Tonight" Thursday. "It is hypocrisy that the U.S. Chamber of Commerce would endorse the Democrats that are part of this socialist agenda that is driving this country out, and it's fighting this president."