Fiery 'Hell No!': Rep. Mo Brooks Rips Senate Budget Deal as 'Debt Junkie's Wildest Dream'
Alabama Republican Congressman Mo Brooks ripped the Senate budget agreement forged Wednesday between Sens. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) and Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.).
Neil Cavuto reported that the deal, if approved by the House and President Trump, would increase non-defense spending by more than $60 billion per year for the next two years.
Brooks echoed his own public comments from earlier in the day, telling Cavuto the bill is a "debt junkie's wildest dream."
Cavuto said the bill is a "pox on both houses" of Congress and both parties.
Brooks, who represents Huntsville and Decatur, said the Senate is poised to "embark on an unending stream of trillion-dollar-or-more annual deficits."
He called it "unfathomable" that Congress wants to "bankrupt a country that took our ancestors centuries to build."
Brooks, who finished third in the Republican primary special election to succeed Attorney General Jeff Sessions as a senator in the Yellowhammer State, said he was shocked at the fiscal irresponsibility the bill presents.
He pointed to Venezuela, whose federal government is bankrupt and insolvent, claiming that things have gotten so bad under the Maduro administration that people are losing dozens of pounds in body weight and moonlighting as prostitutes in Colombia to make money.
The budget deal faces stiff opposition from Democrats in the House, where Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) has been speaking without yielding since the 10 a.m. hour Eastern Time, as of 4:30 p.m. ET.
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