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The Rich Zeoli Show- Full Episode (05/31/2023):
3:05pm- On Tuesday night, the House Rules Committee voted to send the Biden-McCarthy negotiated debt ceiling agreement to the House floor where it is expected to be voted on Wednesday night at 7pm ET. Meanwhile, the Freedom Caucus continues to object to the bill—with Congressman Chip Roy (R-TX) hinting that if the bill passes in the House, Republicans should reconsider Kevin McCarthy as Speaker of the House. Could McCarthy’s leadership position be in jeopardy?
3:25pm- Why are Republicans the party that always must compromise? Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) has suggested that she will support the Biden-McCarthy negotiated debt ceiling agreement—noting that Republicans don’t control the Senate or the White House and compromise is necessary.
3:40pm- Ryan Walker— Vice President of Government Relations at Heritage Action for America—joins The Rich Zeoli Show to discuss the Biden-McCarthy negotiated debt ceiling agreement which is expected to be voted on Wednesday night. While the Heritage Foundation supports the original debt limit increase passed by Republicans in the House of Representatives earlier this month, they oppose the new bipartisan bill. Walker notes that the bill will eliminate the debt ceiling until January of 2025—without any dollar amount limiting federal spending. Some conservative senators have warned that it could lead to $4 trillion in additional debts added to the national deficit.
4:05pm- Andrew C. McCarthy—Senior Fellow at National Review Institute & Author of “Ball of Collusion: The Plot to Rig an Election and Destroy a Presidency”—joins The Rich Zeoli Show to discuss his latest his latest editorial at National Review, “How the Bidens Got Rich.” McCarthy writes: “Are the Biden investigations serious? Yes, though more for what they portend for national security and the state of our politics than as a matter of potential criminal jeopardy. As the evidence mounts, ever more risible are the president’s claims of noninvolvement in the Biden family’s leveraging of his political influence for eye-popping paydays courtesy of corrupt, anti-American regimes. Yet the Biden Justice Department remains indifferent.” You can read the full editorial here: https://www.nationalreview.com/magazine/2023/06/12/how-the-bidens-got-rich/
4:25pm- According to reports, former New Jersey Governor Chris Christie will run for president. And former Vice President Mike Pence is expected to announce his candidacy at some point next week.
4:40pm- While appearing on Fox News, Speaker of the House Kevin McCarthy was asked about growing conservative opposition to the debt ceiling agreement he reached with President Joe Biden. McCarthy said of the Freedom Caucus, “we’ll get it done without them.” Meanwhile, the Freedom Caucus continues to object to the bill—with Congressman Chip Roy (R-TX) hinting that if the bill passes in the House, Republicans should reconsider Kevin McCarthy as Speaker of the House.
4:50pm- While speaking with Jake Tapper on CNN, Congressman Ken Buck (R-CO) predicted of the Biden-McCarthy debt ceiling agreement: “this bill will pass…the United States will not default…but only people in Washington D.C. believe you can save a few billion dollars and go into debt $4 trillion more.”
5:05pm- The Drive at 5: Dr. Wilfred Reilly—Professor of Political Science at Kentucky State University & Author of “Taboo: 10 Facts You Can’t Talk About”—joins The Rich Zeoli Show to discuss his latest editorial at National Review, “The Rank Bigotry of ‘Karen’- Shaming.” You can read the full article here: https://www.nationalreview.com/2023/05/the-rank-bigotry-of-karen-shaming/
5:40pm- A flesh-eating bacteria hits U.S. beaches!
5:45pm- U.S. Representative Scott Perry—representing Pennsylvania’s 10th Congressional District & Chair of the House Freedom Caucus—joins The Rich Zeoli Show to discuss his opposition to the Biden-McCarthy negotiated debt ceiling increase. Will the bill pass in the House of Representatives? Could McCarthy’s leadership position be in jeopardy, as other members of Congress have suggested?
6:05pm- According to a report from the BBC, the head of China’s Centre for Disease Control suggested that a “lab leak” should not be ruled out as the cause of the COVID-19 pandemic.
6:10pm- A flesh-eating bacteria hits U.S. beaches! Robert McGreevy of the Daily Caller writes: “A form of seaweed known to scientists as Sargassum has been washing up on South Florida shores, and Florida Atlantic University (FAU) researchers warn its relationship with flesh-eating bacteria make it extremely dangerous.” You can read the full article here: https://dailycaller.com/2023/05/30/florida-beach-flesh-eating-bacteria-vibrio-sargassum/
6:15pm- During an interview at the Cannes Film Festival, actress Jane Fonda said white men are responsible for climate change.
6:20pm- The Wall Street Journal Editorial board writes: “California’s ban on new gas-powered cars doesn’t take effect until 2035, but its harmful effects are already appearing. Chrysler-parent Stellantis plans to reduce shipments of gas-powered cars to states that have adopted California’s emissions rules. Stellantis recently warned auto dealers that ‘we may be compelled to allocate fewer conventional gasoline engine vehicles to California states,’” including New York, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey. “A Delaware dealer told the Delaware Business Times that Stellantis said he won’t receive regular shipments of popular Jeep gas-powered models because his state has adopted California’s emissions standards.” You can read the full editorial here: https://www.wsj.com/articles/if-you-like-your-jeep-electric-vehicles-gasoline-cars-emissions-rules-california-auto-dealers-80fcba9e?mod=opinion_lead_pos2
6:35pm- Are aliens real? Rich, Matt, and Henry debate!
6:40pm- While speaking from the Senate floor, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) announced he will not vote in favor of the Biden-McCarthy negotiated debt ceiling agreement. The House of Representatives is expected to vote on the bill Wednesday night.