Gohmert: Massive Omnibus Bill Could Cost Republicans the Majority

• March 26, 2018 2:03 pm


Rep. Louis Gohmert (R., Texas) blasted the massive omnibus budget law that President Donald Trump signed last week, saying it could result in Republicans losing majority control in the House and Senate.

Gohmert, who didn't vote for the bill last week, said some Republicans betrayed the party on spending. He went on to say that if Republicans lose control of the House and Senate after the 2018 elections, Congressional leadership will probably change.

"I'm afraid this could end up costing us the majority, in which case you will have total new leadership in the House," Gohmert said of the budget signed by Trump last Friday. "I don't know, the Senate likes to hang onto their bad leadership no matter what happens, but it would probably mean new leadership there."

Many Republicans were opposed to the massive law for reasons that include its impact on raising the national deficit and it continues to grant funding to Planned Parenthood.

Trump said he signed the bill only reluctantly and did so in order to ensure additional defense spending. He said, however, that he wouldn't sign another omnibus spending bill in the future.

Gohmert also called for the Senate to move to needing only a simple majority of 51 votes to advance legislation instead of the current 60, which necessitates some Democrats be on board.