(FreedomBeacon.com)- When Congressional leadership finally released the $1.7 trillion omnibus bill last Tuesday, Senator Rand Paul called out the Senate over the legislation in the most Rand Paul way possible.
The Kentucky Senator a picture of himself on Twitter standing beside a cart holding the massive 4,155-page monstrosity. Along the sides of the cart were warning signs reading, “Beware debt hazard of 1.7 trillion added to the national debt” and “Greatest threat to our national security: 1.7 trillion added to the debt.”
But he wasn’t done.
Later that evening, Senator Paul took a Christmas-themed swing at the monster bill, posting a video to Twitter where he recited his version of “Twas the Night Before Christmas.”
That same day, Senator Paul, along with Senators Mike Lee, Ron Johnson, Mike Braun, and Rick Scott held a press conference where they blasted the Senate leadership for forcing the legislation through without giving senators time to read all 4,155 pages.
Senator Lee said the reason the country is $31 trillion in debt is “because of stuff like this.” He said a handful of people in Congress put it together and then introduce the legislation “in the middle of the night.”
But it was all for nothing.
The Senate approved the measure last Thursday with the help of 18 Republicans.
The following day, the House of Representatives voted to finalize the bill with the help of nine Republicans, including the seven outgoing members Liz Cheney, John Katko, Chris Jacobs, Adam Kinzinger, Rodney Davis, Jamie Herrera Beutler, and Fred Upton.
Republican Congressmen Brian Fitzpatrick of Pennsylvania and Steve Womack of Arkansas also supported the measure.
Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez was the only Democrat to vote against the bill while her fellow Squad member Rashida Tlaib used Pelosi’s proxy voting rule to vote “present.”