Mike Huckabee took to Twitter on Thursday calling out Republicans for caving in to Pelosi and Schumer on the federal spending bill.
Congress late on Wednesday unveiled a $1.3 trillion bill to fund the government through September ahead of a Friday midnight deadline.
The measure includes an additional $80 billion in national defense spending supported by President Donald Trump, while Democrats shored up enhancements to domestic spending, including Planned Parenthood that Huckabee opposes.
“[Republicans] have surrendered to Schumer and Pelosi and to a minority. And there is just no excuse for just giving up this quickly,” Huckabee said to FOX Business’ Maria Bartiromo on “Mornings with Maria.” “If the government has to shut down in order to push that point then maybe that’s what has to happen and lay it around the necks of Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi and Democrats.”
“I believe strongly that we have a mandate to provide for the security of this country and in order to be able to get the gains that we did for the Pentagon and for the national security apparatus there were concessions that had to be made,” Womack said to Bartiromo.