House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) has claimed that the United States is in crisis as the Democrats’ policies push the country into economic uncertainty, historic increases in violent crime, a worsening border crisis, and unsolved consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic.

In a letter sent to House Republicans on Sunday, June 13, McCarthy unloaded on Democrats’ reckless policies “that are actually impacting Americans.”

The letter started by noting that the Trump administration’s Operation Warp Speed “has brought our country back from the brink,” with retail and restaurants operating at total capacity. Americans are shedding masks at the grocery store and barber shops, kids are returning to school, and there’s a sense that life is returning to normal.

“This should be a time when that optimism is met with more opportunity. Instead, our country is in crisis,” he wrote.

McCarthy explained that Americans planning to get back into the office and travel with their families face the highest gas prices in seven years; milk, bacon, and meat are now more expensive than in recent years.

Overall, consumer costs have risen by the highest rate in 13 years.

“This inflation is a tax on Americans and is directly related to the Democrats’ reckless policies,” the Republican lawmaker claimed.

In addition, Democrat policies pay Americans more money to stay at home than to work, forcing small businesses to face new existential threats besides increasing costs.

“Without workers, a small business cannot survive. Without small businesses, communities will suffer,” he said.

Besides economic uncertainty, American communities are experiencing historic increases in violent crime. Last year was the most violent year in the U.S. since the mid-’90s, and this year is already on a worse trajectory. McCarthy cited data from the Major Cities Chiefs Association, saying that 44 of the 63 cities surveyed reported increased homicides in the first quarter of 2021.

“The Democrats have responded standing with calls to defund the police and open our borders,” he wrote. “In fact, the border crisis has led to terrorists trying to enter our country. The Administration’s response—laughter.”

The House Republican leader said that “the American people deserve real leadership—most of which is currently failing across the board.”

Emerging from the COVID-19 pandemic, elites at institutions across our society are being forced to reckon with the truth—the coronavirus likely came from a lab in China. This is a truth they, along with legacy media and social media outlets, helped cover up for over a year.

Although the country was dealt a significant blow by the COVID-19 pandemic and is emerging from it, the Democrats in charge have no plan to hold China accountable.

“Worse, they have no plan to deal with any of the issues that are actually impacting Americans,” McCarthy said.

“Instead, Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer are focused on a partisan, out-of-touch agenda that pleases only their corporate cocktail allies and radical activists,” he added.

McCarthy then told Republican lawmakers, who are returning from a three-week recess, that they have to remain relentlessly focused on these issues and the impacts faced by Americans every day.

“Our country is in crisis, and Republicans stand against the impending malaise and stand for a greatness that we reached just a few years ago,” McCarthy wrote.