Eighteen Republican Senators betrayed America and sided with the Democrats to pass the bloated, dangerous, and un-American budget proposed by Schumer and Mitch McConnell.
The bill passed 68-2 on Thursday afternoon, after a brief time where it was thought it might have been blocked because Sen. Mike Lee added an amendment that would not allow Biden to end a border security measure.
But, after claiming that she had “left” the Democrat Party, Arizona Sen. Kyrsten Sinema came to the Democrat’s rescue and added an amendment of her own that changed Lee’s amendment just enough to get enough Republican traitors to join the Democrats to pass the bill.
Per the Daily Signal:
Conservatives called the move during the lame-duck session a “stunning act of betrayal.” Democrats have had both branches of Congress and the presidency during all of 2022, conservatives say, but rushed to pass this budget bill only after Republicans won a House majority in November.
Since 1994, the House majority has changed four times. In each case, the outgoing majority didn’t pass an omnibus appropriations bill during the lame-duck session following the election. In each case, the outgoing majority left the hard work of legislating to the representatives the American people had just elected.
Rep. James Comer, R-Ky., incoming chairman of the House Oversight and Reform Committee, warned that Republicans would be voluntarily abandoning their ability to hold the Biden administration accountable for the next year.
This is a stark betrayal of the American people.
And here are the names of the traitors:
- Roy Blunt, Missouri
- John Boozman, Arkansas
- Shelley Moore Capito, West Virginia
- Susan Collins, Maine
- John Cornyn, Texas
- Tom Cotton, Arkansas
- Lindsey Graham, South Carolina
- Jim Inhofe, Oklahoma
- Mitch McConnell, Kentucky
- Jerry Moran, Kansas
- Lisa Murkowski, Alaska
- Rob Portman, Ohio
- Mitt Romney, Utah
- Mike Rounds, South Dakota
- Richard Shelby, Alabama
- John Thune, South Dakota
- Roger Wicker, Mississippi
- Todd Young, Indiana
Three other Republicans didn’t even bother to show up to vote, including John Barasso, Wyoming, Richard Burr, North Carolina, and Kevin Cramer, North Dakota.Commentary