Rep. Gohmert: Budget Deal Violates My Principles

Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Tex.) challenged Rep. Paul Ryan’s (R-Wis.) assertion that the budget deal he negotiated with Sen. Patty Murray (D-Wash.) does not violate conservative principles even though it raises federal spending beyond the $967 billion limit set by the Budget Control Act of 2011 (BCA).

“I want to be supportive because I know Paul worked hard on it, but – and he says it doesn’t violate our principles – but it violates the previous agreement we had. And that’s kinda part of my principles,” Gohmert told

“And I know it’s part of the president’s principles,” he continued. “Clearly, President Obama does not want the budget caps burst through. Why would I say that? It’s because the president, I heard him very clearly with my own ears saying that if a bill is agreed to by both Houses and he puts his signature on it, and the Supreme Court doesn’t strike it down, then it’s the law and we’re not changing it.


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