Rand Paul: Republicans Should Apologize To Obama For Complaining About Spending
Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) openly criticized his fellow Republicans on a Fox News segment for considering another expensive coronavirus relief package, according to Axios.
- The second coronavirus relief package is set to cost over a trillion dollars, which prompted Paul to call upon Republicans to apologize to President Obama "for complaining that he was spending and borrowing too much" while he was in office.
- Democrats and Republicans are currently in negotiations regarding the bill, and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) said Tuesday that she is willing to settle on a price tag of $3.4 trillion, the same cost of the first relief bill in May.
- Paul has been vocal about his disapproval of the expensive bill, telling Fox News:
"Republicans and Democrats compromise every day of the year to spend money we don't have. We were already running a trillion dollars short just with our normal budgetary expenses for the year. We added $3 trillion, now they're talking about another $1-$2 trillion. We're going to borrow another $5 trillion in five months."
- He also expressed concerned about the effect that this spending will have on the upcoming election:
"They might lose this election because they are acting like Democrats now. I am very upset with my colleagues. They went 8 years. They should apologize now to President Obama for complaining he was spending and borrowing too much. He was a piker compared to their borrowing and what they're doing now."