Skip to comments.Republicans Complete Their Betrayal With Omnibus Vote; Here Are the Names of the 18 Republican Senators
Posted on 12/22/2022 8:30:33 PM PST by SeekAndFind
A large contingent of Republican senators completed their betrayal of Republicans and of the American people on Thursday afternoon, voting to pass a massive $1.7 trillion omnibus package.
The bill had been widely maligned, partially because it contained nothing to help secure the US border while providing another $45 billion in aid to Ukraine. It also included provisions funding LGBT “pride centers” and numerous other boondoggles the government has no business being involved in.
Despite the outcry, though, Republicans in the US Senate soldiered forward to stab their voters in the back, and now, we have their names.
BREAKING: Here are the 18 Republican senators who voted for the $1.7 trillion omnibus:
Blunt, Boozman, Capito, Collins, Cornyn, Cotton, Graham, Inhofe, McConnell, Moran, Murkowski, Portman, Romney, Rounds, Shelby, Thune, Wicker, Young.
— Greg Price (@greg_price11) December 22, 2022
Seeing Tom Cotton on the list is disappointing because he’s so good on other issues, but unfortunately, he has a one-track mind when it comes to defense appropriations. Mitch McConnell obviously spearheaded this push, while figures like Lisa Murkowski, Mitt Romney, Susan Collins, and John Cornyn offer no surprise at all. The names mostly make up the same surrender caucus that has repeatedly voted against conservative priorities throughout the Biden presidency.
Honestly, Democrats must be pinching themselves at their luck. They have an opposition that refuses to actually oppose them. Rejecting this omnibus bill should have been a slam dunk, especially given all the trash that was included in it.
Instead, McConnell and company bent over backward to not only give Biden everything he wanted, but they actually pushed for more spending for Ukraine than the president asked for. They then have the audacity to tell GOP voters that this was a win because military spending was increased. Apparently, I’m supposed to be excited about another blank check to a Department of Defense that can’t account for 60 percent of its expenditures.
The current Republican Party is making it really hard to care whether they win or lose. When it’s election time, we all rally around them, doing our best to pull them across the finish line. Yet, when push comes to shove, they can’t even be counted on to oppose massive omnibus packages full of leftwing priorities. They beg for power and then refuse to exercise it to protect the very people who elected them.
Why should I even care if the GOP controls the Senate at this point? It obviously doesn’t matter either way, especially when Lindsey Graham is rubber-stamping Biden’s judges anyway. And what makes this episode more infuriating is that it was so unnecessary. Republicans are days away from taking control of the House. The entire point of winning the last election was to regain control of the purse strings, and McConnell threw all that away, suggesting that he couldn’t trust his own party to govern. Shouldn’t he just become a Democrat, then?
Why do you call it "betrayal"?
The GOP is standing up for what it believes in. Perhaps your opinion of what the GOP is, what it is all about, is mistaken?
Little Marco changed his vote btw. He must have received a little heat from back home.
Whenever I read the word “Omnibus” all I see is “Ominous”. We need to return to “Regular Order”.
Interesting. Boobio voted, apparently, to move it forward, but couldn’t stomach voting for the final product.
Let’s just stop pretending the GOPee is pro-American (if any of us are assuming that at this point). The only distinguishing characteristic of the GOPee is that they’re not the Communist Dumb-O-Crats. Other than that, there is very little to distinguish.
If they needed Marco’s vote they would have gotten it.
I am greatly disappointed to see Tom Cotton’s name on the list. I thought he was a staunch and principled conservative. He proved me wrong. :(
The GOP is standing up for what it believes in. Perhaps your opinion of what the GOP is, what it is all about, is mistaken? ”
And that’s why the GOP is dead as a viable political alternative.
The GOPee doesn’t “stand” for anything at all, except themselves. Unfortunately, they’re making deals with Communist Dumb-O-Crats to do that, and that will be destructive to us all.
Don’t they realize, that in the end, they’ll be dragged into the camps screaming, “But I worked with you people!” I will be there, obviously, pointing and laughing at them before I’m shot.
He struck me as a straddler: one foot in the conservative camp and on in GOPee. Unfortunately, this is one instance in which he should have picked the conservative camp.
It’s must worse than it looks.
Over $100 Billion to Ukraine (not just this bill), but after they do this for years and years (and they’ve said they will) - then someone has to pay to rebuild Ukraine (USA) and if Putin dies, they’re going to fund Russia.
This is a quagmire far beyond Afghanistan- where they said months before Ukraine, we can’t be the World’s police.
They’ve made a calculated decision that they won’t suffer when the country is bankrupt. Remember Obama said, speaking of the budget, look, no matter what happens my family will be fine.
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Republicans Complete Their Betrayal With Omnibus Vote; When more democrats vote republican than republicans do mole list grows it’s why the democrats threw money in some elections.
Low turn outs have bad results.
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