Former President Trump this Sunday denounced Republican Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell and other Republicans for the passage of President Biden’s infrastructure bill in the lower chamber.
The United States House supported Joe Biden’s infrastructure bill on Friday with a 228-206 vote mostly along party lines. 13 GOP lawmakers broke with their party to vote for the bill.
At least one stated their rationale was mostly to fight back against progressive Democrats, six of whom voted against the bill.
“Very sad that RINOs gave Democrats and Biden a victory on the ‘Non-Infrastructure’ Bill,” Trump said in a comment. “Where just 11% of the money was wasted on real infrastructure.”
“How these Republican Senators that voted believing that helping Democrats is a very wonderful thing to do, so politically correct. They just do not get it!,” he said.
“Now they all go for the really big kill—getting their second $1.9 Trillion Bill (which is really $5 Trillion) approved, thanks to RINO support again,” the former GOP president said. “All Republicans who supported Democrat longevity should now be ashamed of themselves, especially Mitch McConnell, for granting a two month postponement which allowed the Dems time to work things out at our nation’s expense!”
The bill now goes to Joe Biden’s desk to be passed into law. It passed the Senate in Aug. with support from every Democrat and 19 GOP members. McConnell was among the conservatives who supported it, getting the anger of Trump.
“The Senate Republicans have all the cards, including the political cards, to stop the incoming Democrat Legislation that will keep destroying the country,” Trump said in a comment in September. “The 19 Senators who voted for the bill, of which just 11 percent is actually infrastructure as we understand, have created a huge setback for Republicans. They cannot make mistakes like this again. They must use every card in their deck!”
Trump said that passing the infrastructure law would help Democrats in future election races. He also threatened to support challengers for any GOP member who vote for Biden’s economic agenda.
Trump’s own failure to pass infrastructure laws during his presidency has been mentioned by Democrats in the wake of Joe Biden’s bill succeeding.
California Congressman Adam Schiff, a top Dem, invoked the Trump White House numerous “infrastructure weeks” in a Facebook message celebrating the vote this past Friday. Joe Biden himself also mentioned the liberal joke during his own address this Saturday.
“Finally, infrastructure week,” the president said. “I am so happy to say this: infrastructure week.”
Author: Blake Ambrose