'Recipe for Disaster': Paul Vows to Filibuster GOP Spending Deal With Obama
Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) called the new bipartisan budget deal a "recipe for disaster," vowing to filibuster the spending bill on the Senate floor.
Paul said this deal gives President Obama "unlimited borrowing power" until he leaves office. Paul said Republicans got what they wanted with more military spending, while the left is getting increased "domestic welfare."
House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) argued that the bill is not perfect, but still a "good deal" for the military and for taxpayers. The agreement avoids another showdown between the White House and Republicans on the debt ceiling.
Paul pushed back, saying it's a "rotten deal" and that no Republican outside of Washington agrees with Boehner.
"We don't have a strong country if we keep borrowing. If we go further and further into debt, we're making ourselves weaker and weaker. This is a disaster. I'm going to do everything in my power to stop it," said Paul, adding that the biggest threat to our national security is the exploding debt.
Paul said he's the only true fiscal conservative running for president, saying most of the GOP field is willing to go along with more military spending.
Watch the full interview above.