WASHINGTON, D.C. – House Freedom Caucus Chairman and pride of North Carolina conservatives Mark Meadows is voicing support for a veto of the $1.3 Trillion Omnibus spending bill just passed by congress. While the Establishment was all too happy to create one of the largest spending bills in history, and traditionally reliable bulwarks like Sen. Rand Paul failed to fight the measure, Meadows has consistently trained his focus on defeating the bill and calling it out for what it is.
– Record spending levels
– No wall/border security
– Obamacare intact
– Funds Planned Parenthood
– Sanctuary Cities funded
– Barely 24 hours to read a 2,300 page bill
This Omnibus is so far from what the forgotten men and women of America voted for. I will oppose it.
— Mark Meadows (@RepMarkMeadows) March 22, 2018
The @freedomcaucus would fully support you in this move, Mr. President. Let’s pass a short term CR while you negotiate a better deal for the forgotten men and women of America. https://t.co/Dj05V8hevl
— Mark Meadows (@RepMarkMeadows) March 23, 2018
As retweeted by Meadows, President Trump has threatened a veto of the bill. His reason? No DACA fix or Border Wall funding. Despite the peculiar reasoning, absent of the most pressing reasons this bill should be vetoed, conservatives should welcome a veto any way they can get it.
If a veto comes, and Meadows can wield the Freedom Caucus’ influence to make the Omnibus more palatable for small-government types.
Can Mark Meadows be Speaker of the House, already?!