Sen. Rand Paul, R-KY, says he believes former Democratic Presidential nominee Hillary Clinton would have preferred the government funding bill.
“Looking at all the smiling faces on the other side of the aisle, I have to ask: are Democrats still the minority party?” Paul wrote in an OpEd published by Breitbart.
Sen. Paul added that people would be “tempted to think the $1 trillion government funding deal is like Christmas morning” for Democrats.
“Republicans have handed them free media to brag about how much of the President’s agenda they have stopped,” he continued.
“You’ll see it in the news as an ‘Omnibus spending bill,’ when it should really be called ‘the Status Quo Protection Act.’ President Hillary Clinton would have been proud of this bill.”
Paul also said the bill does not make good on the cuts to certain government agencies, that the President had promised.
“Instead of legislating from crisis to crisis, Republicans should use fiscal deadlines to articulate the principles that supposedly set us apart – to boldly defend the conservative philosophy that fueled the country’s growth and can lead it into a new era of prosperity,” he wrote.
“Yet, for too long, Republican majorities have backed down from those debates.”