Kevin McCarthy was born on 26th January 1965 in Bakersfield, California. He was born to Robert Darlene and Owen McCarthy. His mother was a homemaker and his father was an assistant city fire chief. He is a fourth-generation resident of Kern County.
His maternal grandfather was an Italian immigrant, and his paternal grandfather was Irish. His parents were members of the Democratic Party, but he is the only one in his family who is from the Republican Party. He got a Bachelor of Science in marketing in 1989 and a Master of Business Administration in 1994 from California State University, Bakersfield. His nationality is American.
Kevin is an American politician from The Republican Party. Since 2019, he has been serving as House Minority Leader in the United States House of Representatives. He is dedicated to preserving and promoting the American dream for all Americans who are hard-working. He fights every day for the simple vow: ‘To have the courage to lead with the wisdom to listen for America’s future.” From 2014 to 2019, he served as House Majority Leader under speakers John Boehner and Paul Ryan. He also served as the U.S. representative for California’s 22nd congressional district from 2007 to 2013 and after redistricting, he served in the 23rd district since 2013.
He is a principled conservative who is very devoted to the future of America and strongly believes that they must protect the founding ideals of their nation. He earned a strong conservative record and fought for policies that would help in the development of America, keep the country safe, and protect the values of America during his tenure in public service. Kevin has a unique ability to bring people together to solve any kind of problem and lead the team to worthwhile results.
Kevin McCarthy Personal life
Kevin McCarthy is married to his high school sweetheart Judy Kevin is married to his high sweetheart, Judy. They still live in their first house which they bought together, his Bakersfield home. They both raised their two children named Connor and Meghan in the same house.
McCarthy was in limelight in October 2015 when he was accused of having an extra-marital affair with Representative Renee Ellmers. He had suddenly dropped out of the race for Speaker of the House shortly before he was accused of the affair. Ellmers and Kevin, both denied the allegations.
Kevin McCarthy Political Career
From 1987 to 2002, He gave his service on the staff of Congressman Bill Thomas. California Young Republicans were chaired by him in 1995. He chaired the Young Republican National Federation from 1999 to 2001. Kevin served as Thomas’s district director from the late 1990s until 2000.
Kevin McCarthy won his first election as a District trustee of Kern Community College in 2000. McCarthy won his first election as a District trustee of Kern Community College in 2000. McCarthy was elected to the California State Assembly in 2002. He became the Republican floor leader in 2003 and got elected to the United States House of Representatives in 2006.
Kevin McCarthy voted against House Resolution 908 to criticize racism against Asian Americans related to the COVID-19 pandemic on 17th September 2020. Kevin McCarthy filed a lawsuit during the COVID-19 pandemic to stop the house Representatives from allowing remote proxy voting by representatives in May 2020.
- Abortion Rights Bill
In 2003, McCarthy “supported most abortion rights, but opposed spending tax dollars on abortions”. According to The Washington Post, McCarthy was “a staunch anti-abortion-rights advocate” till 2015.
McCarthy supports the Hyde Amendment (a provision, annually renewed by Congress since 1976, that bans federal funds for abortion), to make the Hyde Amendment permanent he co-sponsored a bill, the No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act, in 2011.
McCarthy supports the Hyde Amendment This bill was extremely questionable because it provided an exemption from funding terminations of pregnancies caused by only “forcible rape”. It provoked abortion-rights activists to name the bill as a redefinition of rape.
McCarthy is also against a state law of California that needs health insurance plans “to treat abortion coverage and maternity coverage neutrally and provide both” because the law violates the Weldon Amendment and other federal laws. For the federal funding of planned parenthood, McCarthy voted to stripe about $500 million.
McCarthy’s support of Donald Trump
In the 2016 Republican presidential primaries, he was a big supporter of Trump, saying that Trump’s “intensity” could help the Republicans to win House seats. Democrats won a majority in the house in the midterm elections of 2018 and after that McCarthy said that Trump should not be enquired by Trump. He described Trump’s investigation as a “small agenda” and that “America’s too great of a nation to have such a small agenda.” He said that Trump had already been investigated “for a long period”.
Hillary Clinton was investigated for many years over the 2012 Benghazi attack by McCarthy and other House Republicans. McCarthy stated in 2015 that nothing was found in the investigation on Clinton’s part and it had hurt poll numbers.
McCarthy’s Net Worth
Kevin McCarthy’s Net Worth is 95 Million dollars, which has made him one of the richest politicians in the United States. He owns $1 Million as his monthly income.
McCarthy lives a luxurious life as one of the richest politicians in the United States. Kevin McCarthy lives in his 8,800-square-foot luxury mansion located in California. His property costs 21 Million dollars. His house is luxurious from the inside and has a wine cellar, tennis court, two indoor pools, 10 bedrooms, and 12 bathrooms.
About the cars he owns, he has recently bought a Jaguar XF for USD 120,000. He has a Lexus ES that cost USD 136,000. Lincoln Continental, Aston Martin DBX, BMW X6, and Toyota Vellfire are some other cars owned by Kevin McCarthy.
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