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Senator Braun Weighs In On Congressional Drama

WASHINGTON, D.C. (NETWORK INDIANA):  The House is on recess after the latest drama of Kevin McCarthy being removed as the Speaker of the House.

The Senate still trudges on with business of its own. Some of that business, at least for Sen. Mike Braun, is developing a new spending plan for when the current 45-day package expires in November.

The business of the House next Wednesday when lawmakers return will be to vote in a new speaker, which will take up a lot of precious time needed to figure out government funding, according to Braun.

“You know I’m not sure if anyone wants to step into (the role of speaker) because they would inherit that thin, thin margin that I don’t think is going to change,” Braun said on Fox Business. “Democrats out-maneuver us in the House and Senate. This place is their growth business and cathedral wrapped into one, and that’s how they always seem to land on their feet.”

Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) and Rep. Steve Scalise (R-LA) have both emerged as possible front-runners for speaker.

Regardless of who is speaker next week, Braun is hoping the House will be able to put forth an amenable spending plan that he hopes prioritizes funding to fortify the southern border from illegal immigration. He believes the amount of money the U.S. is giving to Ukraine is triggering more borrowing by the country to keep the southern border secure.

“We were borrowing a trillion dollars a year five years ago. Now it’s a trillion dollars every six months,” Braun said. “I don’t know how we justify emphasizing, in the Senate, Ukrainian help when we let the southern border go unattended.”

Braun is not seeking re-election to the Senate next year. Instead, he is running to become Indiana’s next governor.

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Slacker06 October 5, 2023 at 9:24 am

The founders intended for the house of representatives to be a bit hurly-burly. The thing is voters from places like Indiana, RED STATES, support republicans in an attempt to right the ship of state. Yet republicans keep failing big time in this endeavor. I keep voting for republicans but the inexorable decent into Marxism continues. McCarty is out because he supports the democrats about 50% of the time in his voting record. So does Senator Toad Young…….He lied to the house about funding Ukraine. Why are we sending massive amounts to the most corrupt place on the face of the earth, except Washington, DC, when we have a congress that REFUSES to secure our southern border letting millions of invaders into this country that have no intention of becoming citizens or understanding our system. Why does the congress aid and abet the crusty empty suit who refuses the enforce our immigration laws already on the books?????? They are enticed by benefits we can’t afford and do not give to our own citizens. Look at all the violence in the cities. Looted stores by mobs of teens. An epidemic of carjackings. Murders that seem to be utterly gratuitous. Law abiding citizens are told you have no right to protect yourself against the onslaught of violence. Inanimate objects, guns, are blamed for the violence that occurs in the brains of the animators. Borrowing so much money that it will never be paid off even by the 5th or 6th generation to come. A member of congress pulling a fire alarm to delay a vote. Will he be arrested or punished in any way? Very dangerous enemies of this country and liberty in general are salivating about the possibility, or actually doing it, of dastardly totalitarian deeds with no US to stop them. The path we are on is unsustainable

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