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Chaffetz: Time to cut out 'wasteful spending' in COVID relief bill

2020-12-23 | 🔗
'Hannity' guest host reacts after President Trump slams COVID aid bill, spending package
This is an unofficial transcript meant for reference. Accuracy is not guaranteed.
Cameron fan merry Christmas to you and your family. Welcome to this special edition of Hannity im Jason Chaffetz in tonight for Sean breaking tonight. President Trump followed through on his threat to veto the seven hundred and forty dollars billion National Defense Authorization ACT, citing glaring omissions by Congress to address abuse and big tech and a scolding, the legislature for crafting a bill that contradicts the trump administrations. America. First foreign policy well have exclusive reaction with National Security Advisor Ambassador Robert Obrien just ahead, but first President Trump tonight is showing great reluctance to sign congresses, massive omnibus spending package and pandemic aid to build demanding that Congress provide direct aid of two thousand dollars who have suffered under no fault of their own and insisting that unnecessary and wasteful
spending be stripped from the ongoing appropriations bill. That is larded up with pork, its an appropriations bill that nobody would have voted for if they had to vote for it by itself. Remember this is the president keeping his word back in two thousand and eighteen. He said he would never sign another bill like this again saying its not right and its very bad. For our country take a look, there are a lot of things that we shouldnt have had in this bill, but we were in a sense, forced if we want to build our military. We were forced to have. There are some things that we should have in the bill, but I say to Congress. I will never sign another bill like this again im not going to do it again. Nobody read it its only hours old, some people, dont even know one dollar and thirty cents trillion its the second largest. Ever
President Trump was elected to be a disruptive force. He was never a go along to get along politician a time and time again, President Trump has made it clear that he hears the call from american people to stand up to the political class and he hears calls to buck the status quo and to stand up to special interests. His only priority has been that of the american people and get this. The presidents call is even being welcomed by his most unhinged critics like Speicher Nancy Pelosi and Congresswoman Ocasio Cortez, who say they are ready to boost the amount of direct payments, something the president insisted on this past summer, heres the core question: what they also agree to cut out the pork and all the reckless spending in the legislation was make they probably wont. Unfortunately, wasteful spending and misplaced priorities are nothing new inside the Democrats ever growing. Far left wishlist,
for example, republican Senator Rand Paul today released his annual airing of the grievances documenting case after case of waste fraud and abuse inside the swamp fifteen dollars million to buy a high speed boats for Sri Lanka, one hundred and thirty dollars million to promote democracy in Nepal, fifteen million to promote it in Pakistan, thirty three billion to promote democracy in Venezuela. That seems to be going so well so far, far to be clear. New funding by the end of the year is imperative to prevent a government shutdown, but Congress has a choice to make. Will they deliver needed aid to Americans struggling to the pandemic, or will they retreat to the old ways of Washington where pork packs projects, foreign nations and.
Transcript generated on 2020-12-23.