Sen. Mike Lee says it’s time for the GOP to make good on their promises to cut wasteful government spending.
Lee told Fox & Friends Wednesday morning that the GOP has no more excuses since they control both houses of Congress as well as the White House.
“There is no question about the fact that we can only cry wolf so many times; we can only say so many times that we will govern differently if given a chance. We have to actually do it now,” Lee said on “Fox & Friends.”
Lee said if Republicans don’t do anything about government spending, it will send a negative signal.
“We need to show that we’re going to prioritize spending differently than we did under a Democratic administration,” he said. “We have to govern differently and show that we as Republicans believe in stronger citizens, and that’s one of the reasons why we promote the cause
“We have to govern differently and show that we as Republicans believe in stronger citizens, and that’s one of the reasons why we promote the cause for constitutionally limited government, because it makes for stronger citizens and more heroic communities,” he said.
Congress is returning to Washington following their August recess with a number of spending measures on their plate, including raising the debt limit and funding the government in order to avoid a shutdown.