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Congressman who voted to oust McCarthy says it's unlikely he will support a continuing resolution

'It's basically just funding the government at Nancy Pelosi levels," Crane said.

Published: November 1, 2023 6:45pm

Congressman Eli Crane, R-Ariz., says that it is unlikely that he or other members of the House will support another continuing resolution. 

"I'll definitely take a look at whatever is being proposed ... but I really don't see myself and many others supporting a CR," Crane said on the Wednesday edition of the "Just the News, No Noise" TV show. "Does that mean it won't get done? It probably will."

Crane was one of the eight Republican members of the House who voted to oust former House Speaker Kevin McCarthy earlier this year. Many of them initially opposed his speakership, and cited recent budget negotiations as the reason for ousting him.

The new Speaker of the House is Rep. Mike Johnson, R-La. Congress has until mid-November to pass the appropriations bills or enact another continuing resolution to avoid a government shutdown. 

"When it comes to a CR or a stopgap or whatever they want to call it this week up in Washington, it's basically just funding the government at Nancy Pelosi levels," Crane said. "And that's something that I'm not prepared to do."

Crane said another issue that the government needs to focus on is national security, including the threat of a potential terrorist attack in the U.S. 

"It's not a matter of if, it's just a matter of when," he stated. "We have over 250 individuals that have been encountered on our southern border that are on the terror watch list and 1.7 million gotaways – people we don't know who they are, where they're going, what their intentions are."

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