GOP Rep. Lawler: Not Here to ‘Shut the Government Down’

Rep. Mike Lawler, R-NY., blasted the divide inside the Republican caucus on funding the government, making his comments on Hugh Hewitt’s radio show.

Hewitt asked: “Congressman, what is going on? Everybody knows about Matt Gaetz, Matt Rosendale and Dan Bishop who listen to this show. They’re the knucklehead caucus, and they’re stopping everything. What is your response?”

Lawler replied: “I think obviously, I understand their concerns about spending. It’s part of the reason I ran for Congress. You know, I voted against New York’s disastrous budgets as a member of the state legislature. We absolutely need to rein in spending. But we only control one half of one-third of the government.

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