Biden criticized Republicans seeking to punish GOP lawmakers who backed his bilateral infrastructure bill.
- Biden called on House Republicans to consider punishing 13 members of his party who supported his bilateral infrastructure bill.
- “It’s for America’s sake,” he said Tuesday.
- 19 Republican senators also voted in favor of the 1 trillion bill.
President Joe Biden on Tuesday rebuked House Republicans for wanting to punish 13 GOP lawmakers who supported his bilateral infrastructure bill, adding that he had done so in Congress. Never seen
“Well, I’m hoping, Jim, that we can get back to a place where there’s more civilization in politics. I really mean that,” Biden told Democratic National Committee chair Jim Harrison during a virtual town hall. Told
Punch Bowl News reported early Tuesday that Republican lawmakers were considering retaliation against members of their party who voted in favor of the 1 1 trillion bill by removing them from their committee assignments. Some far-right Republicans, including Georgia’s Marjorie Taylor Green and Colorado’s Lauren Boibert. In public Called These members should be punished.
“I’ve never seen anything like it before,” Biden said. “For America’s sake, it has to stop.”
“It’s not right,” he continued. “Although we are going to change that.”
The president campaigned to restore bilateral relations in politics amid intense political polarization. “Nearly 10 months after his presidency, the infrastructure package is” something we agreed on, “he said.
The deal comes after months of negotiations between Biden and Republicans in Congress and Democrats. The Senate passed the bill in August, after which the House passed it last Friday. Legislation is now awaiting Biden’s signature. Thirteen Republicans in the House, along with 19 GOP senators, voted in favor of the bill.
The package includes massive investments to repair and improve the country’s roads, bridges and highways.
Modernization of connections, public transport and ports and airports. The bill covers, among other measures, funding for clean drinking water, electric vehicle chargers, and power grid expansion.
“This legislation is going to change the lives of every American,” Biden said at the town hall before pointing to former President Donald Trump’s failure to pass infrastructure legislation in his four years.
“The last president told us we were going to complete the infrastructure, but he couldn’t,” Biden said. “So it was left to us and we did it.”
Trump has repeatedly criticized Republicans who approved legislation and even threatened to support those lawmakers in the 2022 midterm elections with key challenges.
Trump said in a statement Sunday that it was “regrettable” that the RINOs in the House and Senate had defeated Biden and the Democrats. “All Republicans who voted for Democrat longevity should be ashamed of themselves, especially Mitch McConnell.”