Jenny Beth Martin, co-founder of the Tea Party Patriots, isn’t wasting any time. Minutes after the House passed a controversial omnibus spending bill, she tweeted: “Speaker Boehner & House GOP leadership have found a way to needlessly squander political capital, after being handed a historic majority.”
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The bill, literally crafted behind closed doors in cigar smoke-filled rooms by a handful of legislators and staffers, fully funds President Obama’s unconstitutional executive actions granting amnesty to illegal aliens.
The House of Representatives passed the 1,700-plus page, $1 trillion-plus CR-Omnibus budget bill by a 219 to 206 margin late Thursday night, barely two hours before the clock struck midnight and the federal government would have shut down.
Only 162 Republicans voted for the bill, while 67 opposed it. The bill passed because 57 Democrats — encouraged by Obama and Vice President Joe Biden — crossed the aisle to vote yes.