FRANKFORT, Ky. (WHAS11) -- Kentucky Republican, Senator Rand Paul, said he will vote no on the budget proposal announced Wednesday by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. The opposition is not the first time the Commonwealth’s two GOP Senators have found themselves on opposite end of issues.
Paul described the plan as, “a bad idea to spend this much money.”
When asked whether it was a sign of bipartisanship and would pass, Senator Paul replied, “Yes, I think it probably passes, but I don't think it's a good thing. Bipartisanship can be a good thing if we're going in the right direction. If both sides decided that their sacred cows, we couldn't spend any more money because the debt was too big and we both decided to kind of keep spending even from last year, that would be a compromise I'd be in favor of.
This is a compromise in the wrong direction. It's a compromise to add more debt.”
Paul described Republicans as "clamoring to spend more money on the military,” and Democrats don't care as long as they “get domestic welfare money.”
He claims the deal adds $20 Trillion in debt and threatens national security and the foundation of the country.
"I complained about trillion-dollar deficits under President Obama, I'm still complaining even though it's Republicans in charge because I think big debt is bad for the country.”
The Senator answered questions about President Donald Trump’s request for a large military parade this year and the attack that left Senator Paul seriously injured in November.
You can see his full interview and answers to those questions, here.