Republican Rep. Jim Jordan of Ohio called the latest congressional spending bill the “worst bill” he’s seen during his time in Congress and said he will vote against it.
“It’s not even close to what we told the American people we were going to do. So it’s not just conservatives who don’t like this bill,” Jordan said Thursday on “Fox & Friends.” “It’s 2,200 pages that fund sanctuary cities. Funds Planned Parenthood. Restricts Second Amendment liberties and grows the government at a $1.3 trillion-dollar price tag on this legislation. Which will lead to a $1 trillion deficit.”
“I don’t think the American people said, oh let’s put Republicans in control of Congress to do a bill like this,” he continued. “This may be the worst bill I have seen in my time in Congress. The worst bill our leadership has ever allowed to come to the floor.”
Jordan said the GOP is going back on its promise to curb federal spending and is betraying the trust of the voters who put them there.
“The American people didn’t elect Democrats to control the United States Congress. They elected Republicans,” Jordan said. “I don’t think we told the voters when we were running for the job and they gave us the privilege to come here and serve that we were going to continue to fund Planned Parenthood — we were going to restrict Second Amendment liberties. Let some bureaucrats take away your Second Amendment rights. Not a court of law.”
“So it can’t get any worse than this bill,” Jordan concluded.”We should stop. We should go back to the drawing board. If we have to do a short-term funding bill, do that. But go back and do something consistent with what the voters elected us to do.”
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