Imagine if the entire Republican Party was united around a solid America First message and voted as such. That seems like a pipe dream given the current state of the GOP.
A group of Senate Republicans fell right into the Democrats’ infrastructure trap when they voted to advance a bill that’s yet to even be written. You got that right — the party who is in supposed opposition to the increasingly Radical Democrats have simple complied, laid down their values, and acquiesced to the Far-Left demands of Chuck and Nancy’s Democrats.
On Wednesday evening, 17 Republican senators and 50 Democrat senators voted in favor of advancing a $1.2 trillion infrastructure plan. The next steps would move the proposed infrastructure plan to debate, which could last days.
Apparently, some Senate Republicans announced they had reached an agreement with the White House and Senate Democrats over the bill’s “major issues.”
Here’s what the White House claims is included in the initial infrastructure package:
- $40 billion for bridge repair, replacement, and rehabilitation
- $66 billion investment in Amtrak passenger rail
- $39 billion for modernizing public transit and improving access for the elderly and people with disabilities
- $55 billion for clean water investments
- $65 billion in broadband internet deployment
- $7.5 billion to build electric vehicle chargers nationwide”
Only ten Republican Senators were needed to advance the bill, but luckily for the Democrats, 17 “conservatives” happily jumped on board:
- Roy Blunt
- Richard Burr
- Shelley Moore Capito
- Bill Cassidy
- Susan Collins
- Kevin Cramer
- Mike Crapo
- Lindsey Graham
- Chuck Grassley
- John Hoeven
- Mitch McConnell
- Lisa Murkowski
- Rob Portman
- James Risch
- Mitt Romney
- Thom Tillis
- Todd Young
The list of Senators who voted to advance the bill comes as a surprise because it’s such a mixed bag of lawmakers. The likely names are featured — including Sens. Lisa Murkowski, Susan Collins, and Mitt Romney — who represent the moderate wing of the Republican Party.
However, it’s quite unsettling to see some Trump allies and adherents to the America First agenda voted in of the Democrat bill, such as Sen. Lindsey Graham.
Author: Nolan Sheridan