Rep. Pete Sessions Says Dems ‘Made Friends With Inflation’

Appearing on Newsmax’s “Wake Up America” on Sunday, Rep. Pete Sessions (R-TX) argued that the Democrats “made friends with inflation” via their policies, and will be held accountable in November midterms.

While Americans may not see the effects of the Democrats’ latest spending bill before the midterm elections, they should vote on what they have been affected by so far, because it will only get worse, according to Sessions.

“They want the federal government to regulate every single part of our lives, and that is what they’re getting, and they will be held accountable this November because I will tell you, it is their policies that have made friends with inflation,” the Texas congressman said.

Speaking with Newsmax host Carl Higbie, Sessions noted that the Democrats’ past spending related to COVID is at the root of the country’s current inflation crisis, arguing that it caused “not just inflation, but people not going to work, of the trillions of dollars that have been put out by the federal government. None of it was designed to empower people to go to work. It was just stay at home.”

Rather than cutting back on spending — which would make sense in response to record-high inflation — the Democrats are instead passing a $430 billion climate, energy and tax bill in an attempt to cement “a legacy” of putting big government in place, according to Sessions.

“This is where they’re trying to have what they consider to be great policy, but all it is adding will be a huge legacy of theirs to build government,” he added.

Sessions went on to lament the fact that, ultimately, the Democrats’ policies will continue to destroy the economy that was built by former President Donald Trump.

“This is once again a plan where they’re trying to simply ruin the American economy,” the Texas Republican said. “They’re trying to embed the federal government — big, bloated government. This bill would add 85,000 new IRS agents. The reason why is, the treasury union is the largest union in the federal government. They want to bog down every single piece of government. This is what Democrats do.”

“85,000 new IRS agents is not going to be a positive thing for business, nor for individuals,” Sessions added.

Sessions recently called out President Joe Biden and the Democrats over inflation in a speech on the House floor.