During his confirmation hearing on Tuesday morning, Rep. Mick Mulvaney (R-SC), President Donald Trump's nominee to lead the Office of Budget and Management, signaled that he will not fall in line with Trump's views on Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid.
Mulvaney has supported major cuts to all three programs and is known as a hard line fiscal conservative on the Hill. His views diverge from those of Trump, who pledged on the campaign trail to leave Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid largely untouched.
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT), the Senate Budget Committee's ranking member, on Tuesday noted Mulvaney's difference in opinion with Trump, and asked if he would advise Trump to keep his campaign promises regarding Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid.
"The only thing I know to do is tell the President the truth," Mulvaney replied, adding that he believes the programs must be reformed in order to remain solvent.
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