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McCarthy's 'Happy Conservative' Smile a Uniting Force

As Congress gets back to work, the House welcomes new Republican Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy. The self-described 'happy conservative' is determined to change Washington with grit and a smile. Read Transcript


KEVIN McKARTSDZ IS A

PEOPLE PERSON

WHETHER HE'S HANGING OUT IN

LOUISIANA

BAKERIES, HELPING REPUBLICAN

COLLEAGUE

CAMPAIGN ACROSS THE COUNTRY

OR TAKING

THE ICE BUCKET CHALLENGE.

THAT WAS A LITTLE COLD.

KEVIN McCARTHY OOZES

HAPPINESS.

AFTER JUST EIGHT 8 YEARS

HE MADE IT

TO MAJORITY LEADER FASTER

THAN ANY

CONGRESSMAN IN HISTORY.

WHAT A METEORIC.

WHAT DID YOU DO?

DID YOU SCRATCH YOUR HEAD AND

GO

REALLY?

YES.

I GET SHOCKED WHEN I GET INTO

THE

BUILDING.

HE BECAME A DEMOCRAT BUT

DISENCHANTED

I WAS TOLD THAT THOSE DAYS

WERE

BEHIND ME.

THEN RONALD REGAN.

McCARTHY WAS SOLD AND

BECOMING A

REGULAR AN CONSERVATIVE.

HE'S A HAPPY CONSERVATIVE.

WHY?

BECAUSE HE KNOWS THE

CONSERVATIVE

VALUES GIVES GREATER A

LIBERTY TO THE

INDIVIDUALS.

I BELIEVE TO BEING A HAPPY

CONSERVATIVE THAT YOU ARE

HAPPY

BECAUSE POLICY GIVES GREATER

FREEDOM

AND GREATER INDEPENDENCE.

YOU HAVE TO EXPLAIN WHY YOUR

POLICY

MAKES LIFE BETTER.

THAT'S WHAT LIBERAL

HISPANIC GROUPS

WANT HIM TO DO REGARDING HIS

STAND ON

IMMIGRATION. CONSTANT PROTEST

OUTSIDE

HIS OFFICE DEMANDS MOVEMENT

ON

IMMIGRATION FORM.

YOU HAVE TO MAKE IT AS

LEGAL

IMMIGRATION AND OUR CURRENT

SYSTEM

DOESN'T WORK WELL. OUR BORDER

IS NOT

SECURE.

THE PRESIDENT GIVES A FALSE

BELIEF

THAT SOMEONE CAN COME HERE

ILLEGALLY.

A STRONG SOCIETY INCLUDES

AN ENERGY

AGENDA A N OF THE

CONSTRUCTION OF THE

KEYSTONE PIPELINE AND LESS

ENVIRONMENTAL REGULATION.

THEY ARE TOO BUREAUCRATIC

AND

LEGISLATIONS AND THEY HOLD

THINGS BACK

ON THE GROWTH.

HE OPENED HIS OWN DELLI

AFTER

WINNING $5,000 IN A LOTTERY

AND SOLD

THAT DELLI AND PUT HIMSELF

THROUGH

COLLEGE.

THE ONLY WAY THAT I CAN DO

BETTER

AT SOMETHING, MAYBE THEY ARE

BETTER AT

SOMETHING ELSE BUT NOT THE

WORK HABIT

THAT THIS PLACE HAS TAUGHT ME.

I WILL WORK HARDER AT IT.

AS A TIGHT END HE ALSO

LEARNED THE

WORD TEAM VALUE AND TOGETHER

EVERYONE

AN ACHIEVES MORE.

SOMETIMES I TAKE THOSE

SAME

THOUGHTS AND THEORIES AND

APPLY THEM

IN CONGRESS.

LOTS OF TIMES SOMEONE WANTS

TO BE AN

INDIVIDUAL. IT'S NOT JUST

ABOUT YOU

ACHIEVING SOMETHING,

EVERYBODY CAN

ACHIEVE SOMETHING TOGETHER.

HOW CAN HE BRING THEM

TOGETHER?

WHAT'S THE CONSENSUS?

HOW DO YOU DO THIS?

WELL, LOTS OF TIMES I FIND

A LOT OF

PEOPLE WANT TO GO IN AND SAY

THIS IS

WAY YOU GO.

THE FIRST THING YOU HAVE TO

DO IS

LISTEN.

HE ASKS ONE THING FROM HIS

REPUBLICAN COLLEAGUE.

YOU VOTE YOUR CONSCIOUS,

YOU VOTE

YOUR DISTRICT, JUST DON'T

SURPRISE ME.

I JUST WANT TO KNOW WHAT'S

GOING TO

HAPPEN.

HE WORKS SURPRISES BY

BUILDING

RELATIONSHIPS BY EVEN SENDING

OUT

THANK YOU NOTES.

THE RELATIONSHIP HE VALUES

MOST IS

WITH HIS WIFE JUDY.

THIS WILL BE HELD BY

PEOPLE AFTER

KEVIN.

SO YOU HAVE TO MAKE THE BEST

OF IT.

BUT THAT DOESN'T DEFINE WHO

YOU ARE.

WHAT DID US THAT FOR JUDY?

SHE POINTS TO HER FAITH AT

ACCEPTING

JESUS CHRIST AT 13.

WE ARE ONE IN THE SAME.

IT'S ABSOLUTELY THE WAY I AM.

FOR THE MAJORITY LEADER

HOWEVER,

OUTWARDLY EXPRESSING HIS

STATE WASN'T

A PART OF HIS CATHOLIC FAMILY

LIFESTYLE BUT HE HAD A WAY.

I HAD A FRIEND THAT HAD A

PROGRAM.

I WOULD GET UP IN THE MORNING

AND I

WOULD GO TO CHURCH WITH

ANOTHER FAMILY

JUST BECAUSE THAT'S WHERE I

REALLY

LEARNED TO GROW IN CHRIST.

HE WOULD NEED TO STAY

GROUNDED TO

AVOID THE PITFALLS.

ARE YOU SURE WASHINGTON IS

NOT

GOING TO CORRUPT YOU?

NO.

HE DOES IT WITH A SMILE.

SOMETIMES IT'S NOT FAST

ENOUGH AT

TIMES FOR ME, BUT AS LONG AS

THAT COME

-- COMPASS IS POINTED IN THE

RIGHT

DIRECTION.

IF YOU LOOK AT RONALD REGAN,

THAT'S

THE GOAL WE HAD AND YOU COME

BACK THE

NEXT DAY TO GET MORE.

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