During a Senate hearing on Tuesday, President Trump’s budget director Mick Mulvaney told lawmakers that if he were still in Congress, he would vote against the Trump budget because it has too many “shortcomings.”
Mulvaney’s stunning remarks came after being asked by Sen. Patty Murray (D-Wash) if he would vote for the president’s budget.
“If you were in Congress, would you have voted for this budget that you’re presenting?” Murray asked.
“As a member of Congress representing the 5th District of South Carolina, I probably would have found enough shortcomings in this to vote against it,” said Mulvaney, who also serves as the acting director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, according to NBC News. “But I’m the director of the Office of Management and Budget, and my job is to fund the president’s priorities, which is exactly what we did.”
Just let that thought sink in for a moment. When Trump’s own OMB Director says he wouldn’t support the budget if was in Congress, it raises serious questions about the priorities of this administration. Trump prioritizes the military and big business. Nothing else matters to him.
In front of a Senate hearing, Mick Mulvaney took Trump’s budget and set it on fire. Even by the minimal standards of treatment of presidential budgets, this was a new low.