Rep. Kat Cammack called the Democrats’ $1.7 trillion spending bill the epitome of an “America Last” budget.”
In a video on Friday, which was made as the vote on the measure was ongoing, the Gainesville Republican expressed frustration and anger that Democrats got their way, with the help of several Republicans.
This is a “really, really sad day for all of us,” Cammack said in the video. “We have fought very, very hard to try to stop this bill. This is really frustrating.”
“No one bothered to read this thing. No one,” she said of the 4,100-plus page bill, which with background material was actually about 6,800 pages.
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“Everyone who voted ‘yea’ on this bill, they are banking on the work of someone else to do it for them. … What we’ve seen here is an ‘America Last’ budget.”
Cammcak noted that she was frustrated by the numerous earmarks in the bill, such as a walking trail in Georgia dedicated to former first lady Michelle Obama.
But Cammack also noted that the Democrats were finally funding “border security,” albeit borders overseas. She noted that Lebanon, Oman, Tunisia, Egypt, and Jordan will have more secure borders, thanks to American taxpayers.
“This is disgusting,” said Cammack.
Nine Republicans helped Democrats push the massive spending bill across the finish line, including well known anti-Trump Reps. Liz Cheney and Adam Kinzinger, neither of whom will return to Congress when the GOP takes over in January.
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Cammack noted that all of them are “retiring” from Congress — which means they won’t have to face voters again.
Cammack said that once in charge, though, Republicans will have considerable work to defund and “zero out” programs that are funded with this new measure.
She said reaching unity as a party, and not anger, is the key thing right now.
Republicans must remain unified and quit handing wins to left-wing Democrats, said Cammack.
Once the GOP takes over, lawmakers will work to “fire” the 87,000 IRS agents that Democrats and President Joe Biden have authorized, “systematically defund and scale down the size of government,” actually secure America’s border, and support law enforcement.
“I’m very disappointed in today’s vote. Very disappointed in Republicans that supported this garbage, … but more to come,” she concluded.