Ex-Fox News Star Explodes After Earmarks Ban Vote

Ex-Fox News Star Explodes After Earmarks Ban

(DailyVantage.com) – In 2010, the Republican Party banned earmarks, basically a placeholder for undefined fund expenditures — otherwise known as pork barrel, or simply pork. Lawmakers often used them in legislation for self-serving interests, and the crux is that they hid them deep in massive legislation and often in intentionally vague ways, costing the American taxpayers up to billions of dollars. When Democrats regained the majority in the House, they reinstated earmarks. The GOP recently voted against banning them again, and one former Fox News host is making it known that he’s not happy.

On December 1, Representative Bob Good (R-VA) tweeted that Republicans voted against banning earmarks 158 to 52. Lou Dobbs chimed in a few weeks later, calling it a “gutless act,” and called into question Rep. Kevin McCarthy’s (R-CA) worthiness as future Speaker.

McCarthy is currently facing opposition in his endeavor to succeed current House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA). Many Conservatives, including Dobbs, are calling for new leadership, and this latest move isn’t helping matters.

Rep. Matt Rosendale (R-MT) is one of the voices calling for a change in the “status quo,” as is Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL). Gaetz went so far as to say out of the 222 members of Congress, he’d be “open-minded” to listening to 221 to see if there’s a way to “win against the Democrats,” snubbing McCarthy while speaking to Dobbs on “The Great America Show.”

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