Feb 11, 2018

Mulvaney "probably" wouldn't have voted for "dangerous" budget bill


Mulvaney at the Capitol. Photo: Pete Marovich / Getty Images

White House budget chief Mick Mulvaney said on CBS's Face the Nation Sunday that the tw0-year budget bill — passed by Congress and signed into law by President Trump — is "dangerous" and explodes the deficit. He said he would "probably not" have voted for it as a congressman, but added, "We need more money to defend the nation against things like the threats from the North Koreans."

The backdrop: The government shut down for about 5 hours early Friday morning after Sen. Rand Paul filibustered to delay the vote on the bill over the expansion of the deficit.

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