ANAHEIM, California — Republican presidential candidate Vivek Ramaswamy criticized a just-passed stopgap measure from the House of Representatives to keep the federal government funded after he finished speaking at the California GOP convention.
The clean continuing resolution that the House passed on Saturday keeps the government funded at current spending levels for 45 days and comes less than 12 hours before the shutdown deadline, in which a government shutdown is automatically triggered.
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“My first reaction is the reaction it’s been for the last several days, which is this whole debate is a farce. It’s a deflection,” Ramaswamy said about the measure. “Even if the government were gonna shut down, we know what happens every time. They get the back pay, it comes back bigger every time. We need to stop the artificial debate about fake government shutdowns and start having a real debate — how to achieve a true shutdown of the administrative state.”
Vivek Ramaswamy reacts to the house-passed measure to fund the government while speaking at the California GOP convention in Anaheim …