On politics in the Golden State
December 6, 2012 | 4:06 pm

Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-Bakersfield), the third-highest-ranking Republican in Congress, suggested on Thursday that the federal government should “cut its losses” and not provide any more money for the state’s high-speed rail program.

McCarthy made his comments before a congressional committee looking at infrastructure and high-speed rail issues.

“Just because we’ve invested money doesn’t mean we have to invest more,” McCarthy told the committee. “I have real doubt of the viability, the costs and if and when this will ever be built.”

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