Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) was slammed by two of his Republican Senate colleagues for backing the Democrats $1.7 trillion budget.
Utah Republican Senator Mike Lee criticized McConnell and the other 17 Republican Senators who voted to support the Democrat omnibus budget bill that funds the government through September 2023.
During a radio interview on “The Cats Roundtable” on WABC 770 AM, Lee called the budget deal “the ugliest spending bill on record.”
He added, “Our party leadership turned on Republican voters, turned on the Republican base, turned on most Republican senators.”
Earlier, Lee blasted the budget bill during a press conference.
They’re extorting the American people with a $1.7 trillion spending bill, giving their representatives no time to read, debate, or amend the bill. This is wrong. pic.twitter.com/stXJ5mZQs2
— Mike Lee (@SenMikeLee) December 21, 2022
Lee continued with his criticism from his Senate office.
My thoughts following the unfortunate passage of the $1.7 trillion omnibus. pic.twitter.com/LwoFgf5ZvF
— Mike Lee (@SenMikeLee) December 22, 2022
Republican Wisconsin Senator Ron Johnson also criticized the budget.
“The arrogance of our [Senate GOP] leadership who said, ‘We know better than House members. We’re going to pass this. We’ll get religion next year when it comes to fiscal sanity,'” Johnson told John Catsimatidis in a Sunday interview that aired on national radio.
Georgia Republican Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene called out the Senate Republicans who voted for the bill.
18 Republican TRAITORS who voted for the $1.7 TRILLION omnimonster to send YOUR money to defend Ukraine’s border but NOT America’s border!
— Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene🇺🇸 (@RepMTG) December 22, 2022
With the Republicans taking control of the House of Representatives in January, it’s outrageous McConnell and other Republicans backed the Democrat budget.
McConnell is a disaster just like President Biden.