By Race Opell
Former President Donald Trump is livid with senate leadership, especially that of Mitch McConnell (R-KY), in regards to the highly hyped bipartisan infrastructure package worth $1.2 trillion including $579 billion in new spending.
“Under the weak leadership of Mitch McConnell, Senate Republicans continue to lose,” Trump said in a statement. “He lost Arizona, he lost Georgia, he ignored Election Fraud and he doesn’t fight.”
“Now he’s giving Democrats everything they want and getting nothing in return,” he continued. “No deal is better than a bad deal. Fight for America, not for special interests and Radical Democrats. RINOs are ruining America, right alongside Communist Democrats.”
Lawmakers voted 67-32 to greenlight a debate on the infrastructure deal, which caused Trump to label some Republican makers as Republicans In Name Only in his attacks.
Though it faces an uphill battle for passage, President Biden said in a press statement “This deal signals to the world that our democracy can function, deliver, and do big things. As we did with the transcontinental railroad and the interstate highway, we will once again transform America and propel us into the future.”
Biden also commented “It will put Americans to work in good-paying, union jobs repairing our roads and bridges. It will put plumbers and pipefitters to work replacing all of the nation’s lead water pipes so every child and every American can turn on the faucet at home or school and drink clean water—including in low-income communities and communities of color that have been disproportionally affected by dangerous lead pipes.”
The package deal will be debated in the coming days as legislators attempt to find the best compromise to serve the United States’ best interests.