Barr weighs in on potential House majority agenda, attack on Speaker Pelosi's husband
A Republican takeover of the U.S. House isn’t a lock just yet, but Kentucky Republican Rep. Andy Barr is offering a preview of what to expect if the vote goes his party’s way in November.
Polls suggest outcomes ranging from a solid GOP majority to a slim Democratic one in the House, but with Republicans viewed as likely to take back the chamber, Barr told reporters in Lexington Monday that getting prices down would be at the top of a GOP majority’s agenda.
"Fixing inflation and fixing high prices is job number one for the new majority. Part of the solution and part of our agenda is to once again restore American energy dominance."Rep. Andy Barr (R)
Barr also referenced the package of policy proposals rolled out by the GOP caucus – dubbed the “Commitment to America.” While critics, including some Republicans, have pointed to a lack of detail in the plan, it does offer an outline of what to expect from the potential GOP majority: promises to curb wasteful spending, investigations into the Biden administration, and efforts to tackle cultural issues in proposals like the “Parents’ Bill of Rights,” among others.
Regarding the recent attack on Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s husband, Barr said – while details are still emerging about the attacker’s motives – violence directed at the country’s leaders “must stop.”
"Violence of this sort has no place in our society. It certainly doesn't have a place in the political arena. And whether it's Gabby Giffords or my good friend Steve Scalise, who was shot on a baseball field, or the case of Paul Pelosi or Rand Paul, we've seen on both sides of the aisle leaders in our country being attacked," Barr said, noting the investigation into Pelosi's assault is still ongoing.
The congressman did describe the emerging picture of Pelosi's attacker's views as “aberrant.” CNN has reported that the perpetrator had posted "memes and conspiracy theories on Facebook about COVID vaccines, the 2020 election, and the January 6th attack on the Capitol."