Republicans Blasted For Supporting $1.2 Trillion Spending Package

Last week, Congress passed a massive $1.2 trillion spending package for 2024. The plan is less than President Biden requested but more than most conservative Republicans wanted to approve.

With a Continuing Resolution about to expire, Congress needed to act by midnight on Friday to avert a government shutdown.

Some Republicans argued that supporting the “imperfect” bill was necessary as a government shutdown would have a catastrophic impact.

PJ Media reported that Rep. Max Miller (R-OH) falls into this camp. He posted a video to X noting why he does not support a bill pushing America deeper into debt but felt compelled to vote for it because it represented the better alternative.

Miller wrote: “I voted to pass today’s funding package. It wasn’t perfect, but it was better than the alternative: 6 more months of Biden-Pelosi-Schumer spending.”

However, Steve Friend, a former FBI whistleblower and now host of “The American Radicals Podcast,” asserted that Miller and other Republicans who voted for the bill were guilty of “transparent cowardice” and deceptive rhetoric.

Friend, known for blowing the whistle on FBI corruption surrounding the January 6 protest and breach of the Capitol, is no stranger to controversy.
In a social media post, Friend criticized how Republicans have not effectively used their majority to legislate fiscal responsibility.

Friend also rebuked Republicans for adopting a budget that does little to mitigate the border problem or address abuses in the FBI.

Rep. Chip Roy (R-TX) aligns with Friend and sharply criticized House Republicans, saying it was unacceptable that legislatures were given one day to review the 1000-page bill. He also noted that since its passage, “we are uncovering ridiculous uses of taxpayer funds.”

Roy passionately shared his concerns on the House floor, saying, “Unfortunately, today, Republicans are hiding behind the fear of shutdown … to vote in a massive omnibus spending bill … that blows past spending caps established on a bipartisan basis.”

Roy charged Republicans with abandoning “all they fought to achieve” since regaining control of the House.

NBC News reported that Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) has filed a motion to force Johnson (R-LA) to step down as House Speaker.

Greene told reporters that the motion to vacate was “more of a warning than a pink slip,” saying she wanted Johnson to know that conservatives do not support the bill he endorsed but does not want to “throw the House into chaos.”

Notably, the former House Speaker, Kevin McCarthy (R-CA), was ousted on a no-confidence vote last year after serving in the post for less than a year.

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