A former longtime Republican senator says the GOP doesn't deserve to be in the majority if they bring back earmarks

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A former longtime Republican senator says the GOP doesn't deserve to be in the majority if they bring back earmarks

Former Oklahoma Sen. Tom Coburn suggested Republicans might deserve to lose the House if they bring back controversial earmarks.

President Donald Trump expressed support for bringing back earmarks in a meeting with a bipartisan group of lawmakers.

The House Rules Committee is slated for a hearing on potentially returning earmarks to Congress on Wednesday.

 

WASHINGTON — Former Republican Sen. Tom Coburn said the GOP deserves to lose majority of the House if they continue the newly resurfaced effort to bring back earmarks, which Congress did away with several years ago.

Republicans have begun discussing the prospect of bringing back the practice many fiscal hawks and watchdogs have described as the ultimate corruption in Congress — securing large amounts of money for projects often used as political favors.

"Maybe all of you should start thinking about going back to a form of earmarks," President Donald Trump told a group of bipartisan members of Congress on Tuesday.

2018.01.12. 16:48 BY :4

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