Senator Mike Lee: ‘The CRomnibus Is Perfect’… (Video)

Republican Senator Mike Lee joined Senators Ted Cruz and Jeff Sessions Friday night to push for a vote to defund the president’s amnesty decree in the “Cromnibus” spending bill. 

The trio of conservative senators were hoping to get the defund vote onto the Senate floor as a “point of order,” but the parliamentarian shot down as the effort as untimely. The Senate adjourned to continue hashing out differences on Saturday at 12:00 noon.

During Senator Lee’s poignant and heartfelt floor speech, he declared that the CRomnibus was a “perfect” representation of everything that is wrong with Washington.

“I rise in opposition to the spending bill before us today,” the Senator from Utah began. I rise in opposition to the cynical substance of the legislation. I rise in opposition to the un-republican and undemocratic process by which a small collection of political and economic insiders crafted it, to benefit each other at everyone else’s expense. And finally, I rise in particular opposition to the signals this so-called CRomnibus sends.”

Later on in the speech, Lee declared, “supporters of the CRomnibus have couched their support in the language of compromise. ‘This isn’t a perfect bill’, they say. But, on the contrary, Mr. President – it is perfect!  As a representation of everything that’s wrong with Washington DC, as an example of the kind of unfair, unrepresentative legislating that triggered several electoral waves of bipartisan condemnation in 2006, 2008, 2010, and again in 2014. The CRomnibus is perfect.”

He continued sadly, “we don’t have the luxury of blaming this latest failure on the outgoing Senate majority. No. This one’s on us. Americans just last month thought they went to the polls and voted for change to stop this kind of thing. Unread, 1000+ page bills filled written in secret, filled with hidden favors for special interests, while funding the lawlessness of an out-of-control president. Americans looking for that change won’t find it in this bill. Rather, they’ll find what the discarded revolutionaries of Animal Farm found at the end of George Orwell’s classic. The creatures outside looked from pig to man and from man to pig and from pig to man again, but already it was too hard to tell which was which.” 


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