Ohio Representative and Freedom Caucus Co-founder, Jim Jordan, blasted the recently passed budget deal on Fox News Sunday for failing limit federal spending.
Rep. Jordan told host Chris Wallace that “the swamp won and the American taxpayer lost” after Congress passed a bill that increased federal spending by $300 billion. These comments echo similar statements by Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY). On CNN this past week, Paul blasted the hypocrisy of Republicans in Congress.
“The other thing is, there's a huge hypocrisy factor. Republicans lambasted President Obama to no end for trillion-dollar deficits and now they have put forward a trillion-dollar deficit,” the Kentucky senator told CNN.
"I think the American people are going to be surprised, upset, hurt that so the so-called conservatives got elected and then turned out to be not much different than the people they were criticizing," Sen. Paul added.
Rep. Jordan repeated those sentiments today, saying the bill was “not consistent with what the American people elected us to do, not consistent with what we told them we were going to do.”
Rep. Jordan also remarked his clear frustration with GOP lawmakers inability to push forth fiscally conservative agendas. “Last time I checked, Democrats don’t have 60 votes in the Senate, either. And last time I checked there’s more Republicans in the Senate than there are Democrats, more Republicans in the House than there are Democrats, and there’s a Republican in the White House," he told Wallace.