Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) argued that the “abomination” omnibus bill was “a chance to see if electing Republicans made a difference” on Tuesday’s “Laura Ingraham Show.”
“I’ll vote no to any kind of 2,000 page bill that I’m given at the last minute that we don’t have time to read, it’s an abomination, nobody should support a Congress that stuffs all the spending into one bill, nobody reads it, there are no reforms, no amendments, and it really is probably why Congress has about a 10% approval rate because this is not doing our job” he declared.
Paul added that when the GOP takes the majority it should pass separate appropriations bills, and “this will be a chance to see if electing Republicans made a difference in January and for the next nine or ten months. If Republicans actually do their job and pass every appropriation bill then I think the American people will stand up, applaud and elect more Republicans.”
On the issue of President Obama’s executive action on immigration, Paul stated that Obama’s use of Congressional gridlock to justify the order “appalls me.” He also said “I won’t vote for this spending bill if it includes money for the executive amnesty. In January, when we have the power, I will also insist that we do it through the appropriations process.”
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