Congress has finally revealed the whopping 1,665-page spending bill that allegedly managed to secure bipartisan support ahead of its tentatively scheduled Wednesday vote. However, House Freedom Caucus vice chairman Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) suggested Monday that the catchall spending is not likely to earn support from his influential conservative faction.
During an appearance on CNN’s “New Day,” Jordan pointed to provisions related to abortion and border security as potential bugbears that would scare conservative lawmakers away.
“I mean, look, money goes to Planned Parenthood as you said. Money continues to go to sanctuary cities but no money for the border wall,” he told host Chris Cuomo. “I think you’re going to see a lot of conservatives be against this plan this week.”
Jordan also wondered why Republicans would make so many concessions to the Democrats when it is now in the perfect opportunity to establish its agenda.
“Why did we last fall do a short-term spending bill if we weren’t going to actually fight for the things we told the voters we were going to fight for?” he said. “I mean, if this is the deal we’re going to get it seems to me we should have just did the bill for the whole year.”
“But we specifically held the vote for — we did a short-term spending bill for this time so that when Republicans controlled the government, we could actually do the things we campaigned on. This bill doesn’t seem to do that,” Jordan continued.