Sen. Ron Johnson says he doesn't see reduction in government spending, 'uniparty' won't allow it
"I'm sure the uniparty will figure out some way, shape or form to spend a lot more money and mortgage our kids future," Johnson said.
Wisconsin GOP Sen. Ron Johnson said that as long as the uniparty in Washington, D.C. has anything to say about it, he doesn't see any reduced spending happening.
"There'll be no reduction in government," Johnson said on the Thursday edition of the "Just the News, No Noise" TV show. "I'm sure the uniparty will figure out some way, shape, or form to spend a lot more money and mortgage our kids' future."
If Congress doesn't pass spending legislation by Sept. 30, the U.S. government will shut down, according to reports.
"It's grotesque what's happening," Johnson said. "We should have passed the Prevent Government Shutdowns Act. I passed that twice in my committee. We wouldn't be worried about a shutdown."
The bill was introduced in 2021 and was sponsored by Oklahoma GOP Sen. James Lankford.
"It would give us leverage to actually try and reduce some federal government spending," Johnson said. "But members of the uniparty don't want the Prevent Government Shutdown Act because that would constrain their out-of-control spending."