Senator Rand Paul (R-KY), a co-founder of the Senate Tea Party Caucus, said Wednesday “he would vote down the House-passed spending bill that cuts $61 billion from the budget if it comes to a vote in the Senate,” according to The Hill.
He argues that the measure “doesn’t make deep enough cuts, and for that reason, he would vote against it.”
"Yeah, you have to do much more. You’re not even close," Paul said on ABC’s "Good Morning America" when asked if he’d vote against both the short-term and long-term funding measures in their current form.
"Neither plan is sustainable. So what I’m about, and what the Tea Party’s about, is keeping both Republicans and Democrats honest about this," Paul said. "You have to cut enormous amounts; you have to do much more than what anybody has proposed."
The government “runs out of money on March 4 and faces a shutdown barring congressional action.”