On the morning that White House and Republican congressional leaders were set to announce their tentative potential budget agreement, Rep. Paul Ryan criticized how Congress approached the deal, telling reporters, “I think this process stinks.”
Ryan, who is vying for the role of Speaker of the House, said he wanted to “see what it looks like on paper” before coming to a conclusion on the deal. “I’m reserving judgement on this agreement because I quite frankly haven’t seen it yet,” he added.
But Ryan scolded the budget process, saying, “this is not the way to do the people’s business, and under new management we are not going to do the people’s business this way.” Ryan said the Republican conference “should have been meeting months ago to discuss these things, to have a unified strategy moving forward.”
“We are up against a deadline, that’s unfortunate, but going forward we can’t do the people’s business like this,” Ryan said.
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