Fox News host Chris WallaceChristopher (Chris) WallaceGraham says he owns AR-15 to protect his home from gangs Graham on Georgia legislation prohibiting giving water to voters in line: ‘Doesn’t make a whole lot of sense to me’ Biden’s first presser wasn’t about him — not really MORE challenged Republican Sen. Roy BluntRoy Dean BluntSunday shows preview: Democrats eye passage of infrastructure bill; health experts warn of fourth coronavirus wave 2024 GOP White House hopefuls lead opposition to Biden Cabinet Trump pollster: Greitens leads big in Missouri GOP Senate primary MORE (Mo.) on Sunday to defend the GOP on the issue of the national debt.
On “Fox News Sunday,” Wallace displayed graphics indicating that the national debt grew by trillions during former President TrumpDonald TrumpLawmakers say fixing border crisis is Biden’s job Trump calls for Republicans to boycott companies amid voting law controversy Georgia county says removal of All-Star game will cost tourism 0M MORE‘s term in the White House, while asking Blunt whether the GOP had any “credibility” on the issue after their votes for the Republican tax reform plan in 2017 that lowered the corporate tax rate.
“[H]aven’t you lost your credibility on this issue?” Wallace asked.
“I don’t think anybody has a very good record,” Blunt responded.
Blunt also said that Congress came together to pass “not one…but five” bills addressing the COVID-19 pandemic, which he said had a significant effect on the debt.
The Obama and Trump administrations, he added, were “very similar” in terms of the national debt.
Wallace’s remarks came in response to comments from some Senate Republicans, including Majority Leader Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnellWhite House: GOP has ‘struggled to articulate a reason’ to oppose infrastructure plan White House says bills are bipartisan even if GOP doesn’t vote for them Officer slain in vehicle attack at Capitol identified MORE (R-Ky.), who have said that Democrats will be unable to fund their $2.25 trillion infrastructure proposal and will be forced instead to add to the debt.
“It’s like a Trojan horse,” McConnell said on Wednesday.
“It’s called infrastructure, but inside the Trojan horse, it’s going to be more borrowed money, and massive tax increases on all the productive parts of our economy.”