GOP Just Got Rolled By the Democrats – Watch
The Republican Party just got bested by the Democrats again when 18 of them voted “yes” on the $1.7 trillion omnibus legislation which was passed by a vote of 68 to 29.
The bill is packed with progressive garbage and now it has a “bipartisan” seal of approval on it.
Republicans have talked tough about wasteful spending, and then they just surrendered on this legislation. Someone referenced that adage attributed to the Koch brothers, “The Democrats want to drive off the fiscal cliff at 80 MPH, while the GOP would prefer to go 45MPH.”
This bill allocates billions in aid for Ukraine, which isn’t a Republican priority, and billions more for the Internal Revenue Service. It also promotes the aggressive transgender movement in public schools. There were no conservative priorities in this bill.
Sen. Mike Braun (R-IN) said Republicans got “rolled” with this spending bill, and that anyone not concerned about these back-breaking deficits “is blind to the reality of why that’s not going to work in the long run.”
“We get rolled by the other side of the aisle because they are unapologetic about turning the federal government into their growth business, and we as conservatives complain about it but then go along with it,” he said.
“We can’t just accept this as business-as-usual,” added Braun.
Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) tried to stop the bill, or at least include something conservative within its pages. He wanted to add an amendment that would extend Title 42, but the Democrats killed that addition.
What happened in this process tended to reinforce something true in the past, if you are a member of the House of Representatives, your enemy isn’t on the other side of the aisle, it is the Senate. And this is just as true from the Senate’s perspective.
This swamp certainly needs to be drained.