If Republicans continue the newly resurfaced effort to bring back earmarks, former Republican Sen. Tom Coburn said the GOP deserves to lose majority of the House. Congress did away with earmarks several years ago.
Republicans have begun discussing the prospect of bringing back the practice. Many fiscal hawks and watchdogs have described it as the ultimate corruption in Congress, securing large amounts of money for projects often used as political favors.
President Donald Trump told a group of bipartisan members of Congress on Tuesday, “Maybe all of you should start thinking about going back to a form of earmarks. You should do it.”
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