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House GOP Whip Kevin McCarthy of California uses charts to explain that entitlements — Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid — drive America’s debt, and that China owns 47 percent of our debt. He says that the ongoing budget battle will determine “the direction the country is going to go in.”
Representative Kevin McCarthy speaks with reporters at the Christian Science Monitor Breakfast. McCarthy is the House Majority Whip, having served in that position since 2011. A member of the Republican Party, he is the U.S. Congressman for California’s 22nd congressional district (since 2007). He previously served two terms in the California State Assembly, including two years as the Republican Floor Leader.