Joe Biden is desperate to get his massive, socialist agenda passed—and soon. In a year’s time, he might not have the votes in Congress to get his plans done. After the midterm elections in 2022, there is a good chance both chambers will flip to Republicans. The only chance Biden has of passing his trillion-dollar bills is right now.
He managed to secure a bipartisan deal for infrastructure, but spoiled the plans by demanding his bloated $3.5 trill welfare bill is forced through. Democrats have been threatening to get this bill done via reconciliation, the nuclear option they used to pass Biden’s previous spending bill (the one which produced massive inflation).
But Sen. Graham has a warning for Democrats. If they plan to torch the Senate by forcing through another terrible spending bill, Republicans just might steal an idea from Texas Democrats.
Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) suggested during a Fox News interview on Sunday that Senate Republicans should leave Washington, D.C., if Democrats try to ram through a $3.5 trillion infrastructure package that many say is a leftist wish list that has little to do with infrastructure.
“But before Republicans beat up on the Democrats in Texas for leaving Texas too much, if for some reason they pass reconciliation, budget resolution, to bring that bill to the floor of the United States Senate, the $3.5 trillion bill, you got to have a quorum to pass a bill in the Senate,” Graham said. “I would leave before I’d let that happen. So to my Republican colleagues, we may learn something from our Democratic friends in Texas, when it comes to avoiding a $3.5 trillion tax and spend package, leave town.” [Source: Daily Wire]
There needs to be a quorum in order for the Senate to get anything done. But if enough Republicans weren’t present, then Democrats wouldn’t even be able to holding a meeting. Graham is suggesting Republicans get out of dodge to prevent the Senate from passing Biden’s $3.5 trillion package, much like Texas Democrats fled Austin.
That might sound like a hypocritical route to take. After all, Republicans have been criticizing Democrats for over a week for that little stunt. But Graham is simply dropping the gauntlet. He is letting Democrats know that Republicans in the Senate are in no way willing to support Biden’s radical spending bill.
But will it come to fleeing D.C.? Hey, anyone that wants to get out of Washington has the right idea. Chances are, however, it will not come to that. Several moderate Democrats have voiced opposition to using reconciliation to get this spending bill through. Joe Manchin has expressed a desire for more bipartisan bills to be passed. Without a few Democrat votes, Biden’s bill is DOA.
We’ll have to wait and see what happens. There is a chance that all fifty Republican Senates show up in Austin, standing in the place Texas Democrats should be.
Stranger things have happened.
Author: Matthew Anderson