Rand Paul Expresses His Displeasure That Republican Colleagues Voted Against A Major Spending Cut
Article from Red State by Brandon Morse.
Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) is none too thrilled about his fellow Republicans failure to approve cutting billions of dollars from the budget, and he let the GOP know it.
Paul had introduced an amendment to the GOP’s 2018 budget that would eliminate the $43 billion that blows past the spending cap set by Congress in 2011. Paul said that should the GOP vote yes on his amendment, he’d vote in favor of the budget.
However, while the budget passed, the majority of the GOP voted against Paul’s amendment in a 5-95 vote with only Sens. Steve Daines (R-Mont.), Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.), James Lankford (R-Okla.), and Mike Lee (R-Utah) voting in favor. Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas briefly considered voting in favor of Paul’s amendment, but ultimately decided not to.
Paul took to Twitter to express his anger at his GOP colleagues, tweeting that “nearly all Republicans just failed a litmus test on cutting spending.”
Nearly all Republican Senators just failed a litmus test on cutting spending.
— Senator Rand Paul (@RandPaul) October 19, 2017
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