GOP Hardliners Upset at Johnson for Passing Another Short-Term Spending Bill with Dems: ‘Usual C–p’

Bob Good, Freedom Caucus chair, says: ‘We have not won any victories for the American people.’ As a potential shutdown of the government looms, lawmakers meet with President Biden

House Republican hardliners have expressed frustration at Speaker Mike Johnson after he passed a short-term funding bill that was “clean” to avoid a partial shutdown of the government this week.

“It is the same old c—p. The swamp will continue to be swamped, nothing changes, and we are spending more money. Rep. Chip Roy (R-Texas) said that the bureaucracy is not being changed. “We are afraid to close down. We won’t use our power of the purse. The result is a demonstrably weakened America.”

Members of the ultra-conservative House Freedom Caucus, along with their allies, have been pressing House GOP leaders to use a shutdown as leverage to force the Democrat-dominated Senate and White House into agreeing to conservative policies at the U.S. Border and elsewhere.

Chip Roy, Mike Johnson, Bob Good: Leaders of the House Freedom Caucus are furious with Speaker Johnson and House GOP leadership for passing yet another short-term budget extension.

On Thursday, the House approved a bipartisan short-term extension to fiscal 2023 government funding. This is known as a “continuing resolution” (CR). This is the fourth extension since September 30. The measure was supported by both major parties, but the Democrats voted in a much higher number than the Republicans.

GOP lawmakers opposing passing “clean” CRs – meaning without Republican policy rides and at current expenditure levels – have argued it extends the priorities of the previous Democrat-controlled Congress. The differences over government funding led to a civil war in the House Republican Conference – ex-Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) was removed by Republican hardliners shortly after putting forth the first “clean CR” on the floor.

Bob Good, R.-Va.’s House Freedom Caucus chair, told Fox News Digital Thursday that the measure that was passed on Thursday will only lead to spending bills for fiscal 2024 that his group also opposes.

House Speaker Mike Johnson has been urged by GOP hardliners to use a shutdown of the government to force conservative policies.

“We have not won any victories for the American people.” Good stated that we are only aggravating the debt problem by continuing [Democrat] spending, and the [Democrat] policy which is destroying the nation. “We are doing nothing to protect the border.” We are not doing anything to show that we care about spending. This was just a temporary measure to get to a more expensive bill.

Good responded that “everything is on the table” to determine what we should do. However, it’s unfortunate to choose the path we have.

Even a brief partial shutdown of the government can cause significant disruptions to federal programs and could result in hundreds of employees being furloughed. Johnson also felt increased pressure to prevent a shutdown before President Biden’s State of the Union Address on March 7.

Rep. Andy Biggs (R-Ariz.) accused Congress of not doing its duty in not using a government shutdown.

Rep. Andy Biggs is one of the conservatives that spoke out against this bill.

Biggs stated on the House floor, “We keep spending money and we keep policies in place. That means the border stays open.” This country is in peril because of the current administration. But not only [the] administration but also because the body doesn’t use the ultimate tool that the founders provided, which is the purse strings.

The CR was passed by the House overwhelmingly, 320 to 99, with 113 Republicans voting in favor and 97 against. The CR was passed by a 320-99 margin, with 113 Republicans voting for it and 97 against. This CR was a modest victory for Johnson. It received more GOP votes, however than the extension he proposed on the House Floor in January. That measure had 107 Republican support.