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Rep. Mo Brooks: Spending Bill 'Debt Junkie's Dream'

(CNN's "New Day")

By    |   Monday, 12 February 2018 12:41 PM

The deficit spending in the budget deal is a "debt junkie's dream," said Rep. Mo Brooks, R-Ala., Monday.

"In my judgment, it was the worst piece of legislation I have voted on since I've been in the United States Congress and there's not another bill that's a close second… that's how bad that debt junkie's dream bill was last week," Brooks said Monday on CNN's "New Day."

"But it passed. I wish it hadn't. But we are where we are," he added.

Brooks said he would continue to support House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., regarding the budget. "I'm comfortable with Paul Ryan. Do I have reservations about busting through the spending caps in nondefense matters? Absolutely."

"I have reservations about the threat that poses to the United States of America going forward. I have reservations about the impact to the stock market… I have reservations about escalating interest rates that are going to make it more costly to do business, for people to buy homes. There are a lot of cascading effects to what was done last week," he said.

On Wednesday, Brooks rebuked the budget plan reached by the Senate that day. "I'm not only a no, I'm a hell no," he said.

At another point in the interview, Brooks said that the domestic abuse allegations against former White House aide Rob Porter were "soap opera news."

"I haven't looked at the evidence… I'm just not comfortable commenting on that," Brooks said, according to Mediate.

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