While appearing on Sunday's “Meet the Press,” Sen. James Lankford (R-Okla.) conveyed his desire for reasonable assumptions in estimating the cost of tax reform and refused to vote for a bill that raised the debt too much.
“I'm actually not comfortable with increasing the debt,” Lankford told host Chuck Todd. Todd had just asked Lankford if his support for the president's tax reform relied on how much it would increase the debt.
After Lankford explained that he'd like to see a “reasonable” model for tax reform, Todd pressed him further and asked for a yes or no answer.
“So if this tax bill increases the debt too much, you're a no?” Todd asked.
Lankford confirmed that he would vote against a bill that excessively increased the national debt.
“I want to make sure that we have reasonable assumptions in the process for growth estimates,” he added.
Watch Lankford's interview below, via NBC.