Mitt Romney took to Twitter on Sunday to call for President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris to join him in retirement, using words from the former vice president’s own past speech to make his case.
“It’s time to transition. Vice President Biden said, ‘Don’t tell me what you value, show me your budget, and I’ll tell you what you value.’ We just saw the Biden Budget — time to transition,” the 2012 Republican presidential nominee tweeted.
In a speech given in late 2015, Biden urged an audience to “not tell me what you value. Show me your budget and I’ll tell you what you value.” Biden’s remarks were made in the context of a conversation about the U.S. budget, which had been proposed by then-President Barack Obama.
Romney’s apparent criticism of Biden comes after the president unveiled an ambitious budget plan last week that includes $2 trillion for infrastructure projects, $1.8 trillion for families and education, and $800 billion for fighting climate change. Republicans have largely opposed Biden’s proposed $6 trillion budget, which The New York Times said is among the most expensive and aggressive spending initiatives ever proposed by a U.S. president.