Rep. John Fleming (R-LA) described the CR/omnibus hybrid pushed by GOP leadership as “a disgrace” that “gives up all the priorities to the Democrats for the next year” on Wednesday’s “Laura Ingraham Show.”
“[The bill is] a disgrace, here we win the largest majority in 80 to 90 years and this bill has Democrat priorities on it despite the rhetoric from our Speaker Boehner (R-OH)…this really gives up all the priorities to the Democrats for the next year” he stated.
On the president’s executive action on immigration, he argued “the sooner we put a stop to that through de-funding, the easier it’ll be, the more likely we’ll be able to stop that and there is no language in this bill that de-funds anything in that regard, it simply stops the funding at the end of February,” and discussed the amendment he supported to defund the action.
Fleming predicted that the CR/omnibus will pass, but urged conservatives to vote against bill, anticipating that there will only be about 60 no votes even though “this thing is stuffed full of pork, stuffed full of all sorts of things that mollify and reward spending politicians. It’s a bad bill,” and he characterized the bill as a “surrender.”
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