The View co-host Ana Navarro let her resentment for the House Freedom Caucus show during a discussion of the federal budget.
Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg appeared for an interview with the hosts on Friday. He shared his insight on the looming government shutdown that could happen if Congress doesn’t approve a budget by 12:01 a.m. on Sunday.
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“What seems to be happening is a handful of fringe Republicans in the House are really holding the whole process hostage demanding further and deeper cuts,” Buttigieg said. When asked to name them, he went on: “It’s too many to name. You definitely can look them up. You see them holding the whole process up. A lot belong to what’s called the Freedom Caucus.”
“They shouldn’t be called the Freedom Caucus; they should be called the Fundraising Caucus,” Navarro said, “’cause, frankly, all they’re trying to do is fundraise out of these theatrics.”
Later in the interview, Buttigieg again refused to confirm nor deny President Joe Biden’s support of a four-day workweek for United Auto Workers members. Instead, the secre …