Republicans have voiced their concerns about a $3.5 trillion Democratic spending plan in recent weeks, which, if passed this fall, would significantly expand the social safety net.
But Fox News reporter Lucas Tomlinson appeared to imply that he had not even read the bill he has been so eager to criticize, and was ripped for saying that the bill is longer than the Bible.
In a widely circulated tweet, Tomlinson pointed out the bill is twice as long as the Bible.
It should not come as a surprise the bill is so long.
The plan is part of efforts from the Democrats to respond to the climate crisis, invest in infrastructure and expand education, health care and childcare support.
It would constitute the largest broadening of the social safety net in years.
The plan is remarkably detailed. Democrats are hoping to undo many of the tax cuts Republicans enacted under former President Donald Trump as a way to pay for the plan.
The plan includes increasing the top corporate tax rate to 26.5% and reinstating the top rate of 39.6% for individuals earning more than $400,000 and married couples earning over $450,000.
Tomlinson's remark was widely mocked, with many noting his complaint is a sign he hasn't bothered to read a bill he is so eager to criticize.
The $3.5 trillion spending plan is currently in the crosshairs of a battle being waged in the Senate.
Republicans, under the direction of Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, blocked a measure that would keep the government funded, provide billions of dollars in hurricane relief and keep the United States from defaulting on its debts.
Republicans have said they will not support raising the debt ceiling in protest of the plan.
These actions have raised the concerns of Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen, who in a letter to lawmakers issued this morning warned the United States has just three weeks before it defaults on its debts.