McCarthy: Medicare, Social Security Cuts ‘Off The Table’ In Debt Deal

The House speaker made the comment Sunday of CBS's "Face the Nation."

  • The GOP-controlled House wants spending cuts in exchange for their vote to raise the debt ceiling to keep the U.S. from defaulting on loans.
  • McCarthy is set to meet Wednesday with President Joe Biden on the matter.
  • On the matter of Medicare and/or Social Security reductions, McCarthy said Sunday, ” “Let’s take those completely off the table. If you read our commitment to America, all we talk about is strengthening Medicare and Social Security. I know the president says he doesn’t want to look at it, but we have to make sure we strengthen those.”