In a Tuesday interview with Vice President Mike Pence, conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh criticized the $1 trillion bipartisan budget deal reached by Congress on Sunday, asking Pence, "what is the point of voting Republican if the Democrats are gonna continue to win practically 95% of their objectives?"
Limbaugh joined a chorus of prominent conservative media personalities in attacking the budget, which they argue is a giveaway to Democrats.
Pence defended the bill, which will fund the federal government for the next five months, calling it a "clear win for the American people" that delivers on President Donald Trump's top priority, defense spending.
"The number one priority of President Trump is to rebuild our military, to restore the arsenal of democracy," Pence said. "And I gotta tell you, to get Democrats in Washington, DC to agree to a $21 billion increase in a short-term budget bill ... it's no small accomplishment."
Pence added that the budget includes the biggest increase in border security funding in a decade and a "down payment on a border wall."