Friday, December 1, 2023

Trump Blames GOP Leadership for Letting Biden’s Infrastructure Bill Pass

'All Republicans who voted for Democrat longevity should be ashamed of themselves...'

Former President Donald Trump blasted Congressional GOP leadership after 13 House Republicans broke ranks to vote for and pass President Joe Biden’s “bipartisan” infrastructure bill.

Biden’s $1.25 trillion infrastructure bill passed the House and headed to the president’s desk after a group of Republicans saved it from falling prey to the Democrats’ own intra-party squabbles. Senate Republicans had already approved the bill.

“All Republicans who voted for Democrat longevity should be ashamed of themselves, in particular Mitch McConnell, for granting a two month stay which allowed the Democrats time to work things out at our Country’s, and the Republican Party’s, expense!” Trump said in a statement.

Trump slammed the Republicans who supported the bill as “RINOs” and warned that Democrats would take advantage of them to pass the second half of Biden’s agenda, a massive $1.75 trillion social spending bill.

“How about all of those Republican Senators that voted thinking that helping the Democrats is such a wonderful thing to do, so politically correct. They just don’t get it!” Trump said.

Nineteen GOP senators, including Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., voted for the infrastructure bill, and 13 House Republicans voted for it.

Biden has already been touting the infrastructure bill as a win for his administration. He and several of his Cabinet officials plan to go on tour to promote it, starting this week in Baltimore.

Transportation Secretary Buttigieg, Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm, Interior Secretary Deb Haaland, Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Michael Regan, and Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo plan to hit other parts of the country as well.

“In the coming weeks, those members and other senior officials will travel to red states, blue states, big cities, small towns, rural areas, tribal communities, and more to translate what this deal means for real people across the country,” the White House said.

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