On Wednesday, a bill was passed to continue to fund the government through December 23 as America once again faces a shutdown.
The House of Representatives passed the funding 224-201, with nine members of the GOP crossing the aisle to vote with the majority of Democrats. Who are the Republicans that defied the will of their party?
- Liz Cheney from Wyoming
- Brian Fitzpatrick from Pennsylvania
- Anthony Gonzalez from Ohio
- Jamie Herrera Beutler from Washington
- Chris Jacobs from New York
- John Katko from New York
- Adam Kinzinger from Illinois
- Fred Upton from Michigan
- Steve Womack from Arkansas
Seven of the nine Republicans who voted for the bill either lost their re-election bids (Cheney and Herrera Beutler) or did not run for re-election (Upton, Kinzinger, Katko, Jacobs, and Gonzalez.)
House Minority Whip Steve Scalice, R-La., called for the House GOP to reject the funding bill, calling it an “attempt to buy additional time for a massive lame-duck spending bill in which House Republicans have had no seat at the negotiating table.”
Social media users were quick to condemn the nine:
The expected traitor crew.
— Kathy Tipton (@rt119st) December 15, 2022
Traitors , signing another bloated bill to falsely prop up the economy with a borrowed house of cards.
— *¨*•.¸¸.•*¨* (@vox_politica) December 15, 2022
One week?? Am I the only one wondering what these people do all year besides enjoying extended days during Federal Holidays! I also wonder how would they feel if someone decided to pay them for one more week!
Regardless of political affiliation this is getting old!!
— Penny Rodgers (@PennyRo38456258) December 15, 2022
Dems wanted to cram thru one last bit of spending while they still controlled the house.
— Bruce Dankmyer (@BruceDankmyer) December 15, 2022
No, they want to add massive spending before power changes in January.
— Tim New (@timdnew) December 15, 2022
I agree with the republicans. The federal gov’t is bloated. We need a 70% reduction in employees; elimination of the Dept’s of education, energy, and the EPA. Congress needs to write laws, not alphabet agencies.
— Stuart thomas (@Stuartt97303311) December 15, 2022
The current administration SHOULD be shutdown.
— Khaleesi (@Khaleesi61) December 15, 2022
I’m fine with government shutting down. Probably won’t even notice a difference until I need to renew my drivers license!
— Leslie Farrow (@LeslieFarrow2) December 15, 2022
This is no news. Especially during a lame duck period. Don’t act like this is some holy event. What does “keep government going” mean? Why don’t you use your platform to push for bi-partisan reform rather then trying to force your opinion as fact because you are on cable tv.
— Derek Mann (@drmann12) December 15, 2022
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