Ohio Rep. Jim Jordan expressed disgust and outrage over the recent congressional budget deal and said the “swamp won” and the “American taxpayer lost,” on “Fox News Sunday.”
“This was not consistent with what the American people elected us to do. Not consistent with what we told them we were going to do,” Jordan, a Republican, said Sunday. “This deal, which increased spending $300 billion, second largest spending increase in a decade second only to the stimulus, was not what we said we would do and we’re going to have to fight harder now as a freedom caucus and conservatives to get things back on track.”
“I’m saying the swamp won and the American taxpayer lost,” he added.
Jordan said he is frustrated with party leadership for caving and believed the GOP was on track to win the budget battle, after Democrats shut down the government.
“Here’s the frustrating thing. We were so poised to win. Three weeks ago we sent a bill to the Senate. Chuck Schumer shut down the government, didn’t pay our troops because he said amnesty was more important. Earlier last week the House sent the same bill, the exact same bill to the Senate except we did one thing different. We funded the military for the entire year,” Jordan said. “And instead of standing firm in that position, our leadership said, ‘No no no, let’s do what Washington always does.’ Let’s just spend more on everything. Let’s just grow government, give into the Democrats instead of fighting and standing firm and doing what the people elected us to do.”
“They gave into the Democrats and we got this boondoggle that we passed,” he concluded. “I didn’t vote for it, but that passed on Friday morning.”
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