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‘Squad’ Says House Will Kill Infrastructure Bill if Demands Not Met

'We will...not pass the bipartisan bill until we get all of these investments in...'

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-NY, said she and the other leftist “Squad” members of Congress would block the $1-trillion bipartisan infrastructure package if Senate Democrats refused to also pass a separate spending bill via a party-line vote.

“If there’s not a reconciliation bill in the House and if the Senate does not pass a reconciliation bill, we will uphold our end of the bargain and not pass the bipartisan bill until we get all of these investments,” she told CNN over the weekend.

Sen. Kyrsten Sinema, D-Ariz., announced last week that she would not support Democrats’ proposed $3-trillion “infrastructure” proposal via the reconciliation process, and Sen. Joe Manchin, D-WV, also raised concerns about the cost of the bill.

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In response, Ocasio-Cortez and the other progressives suggested Sinema and Manchin are racist for only supporting a bipartisan package that was drafted by white members of Congress.

“Good luck tanking your own party’s investment on childcare, climate action, and infrastructure while presuming you’ll survive a 3 vote House margin — especially after choosing to exclude members of color from negotiations and calling that a ‘bipartisan accomplishment,’” Ocasio-Cortez told Sinema via Twitter.

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