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13 ‘Republicans’ Hand Joe Biden a Win

Posted on | November 7, 2021 | Comments Off on 13 ‘Republicans’ Hand Joe Biden a Win

Raise you hand if your reaction to this was, “What the actual fuck?”

Nancy Pelosi couldn’t pass the “infrastructure” bill because the left-wing fringe of her party wouldn’t vote for it. And so, despite the beating that Republicans put on Democrats last Tuesday — which should have been seen as a referendum against Biden’s agenda — 13 Republican members of the House voted for this $1.2 trillion “bipartisan” monstrosity:

Thirteen House Republicans voted for the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act. The bill passed 228-206, meaning that the bill did not receive support from 218 Democrats, and Republicans gave Democrats the necessary votes for it to pass Congress’s lower chamber.
This is similar to how 19 Senate Republicans gave Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) the votes to reach the 60 plus-vote majority needed for the bill to pass through the Senate.
Reps. John Katko (R-NY), Don Bacon (R-NE), Jeff Van Drew (R-NJ), Fred Upton (R-MI), Adam Kinzinger (R-IL), Don Young (R-AK), Tom Reed (R-NY), Chris Smith (R-NJ), Andrew Garbarino (R-NY), Nicole Malliotakis (R-NY), Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA), Rep. Anthony Gonzalez (R-OH), and Rep. David McKinley (R-WV) voted yes on the bill.
Six progressive Democrats voted against the bill Friday, and their votes could have given House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) the needed 218-plus votes for the bipartisan bill to pass through the House.
Reps. Cori Bush (D-MO), Ilhan Omar (D-MN), Jamaal Bowman (D-NY), Rashida Tlaib (D-MI), Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), and Ayanna Pressley (D-MA) voted against the bill. . . .
In a statement Friday, Rep. Chip Roy (R-TX) said “that 13 House Republicans provided the votes needed to pass this is absurd.”
“Republicans who voted for the Democrats’ socialist spending bill are the very reason why Americans don’t trust Congress,” Rep. Andy Biggs (R-AZ) wrote.

Why bother voting, if government is going to operate this way?

Philip Klein, who certainly is not a right-wing extremist, calls this GOP sellout “disgraceful,” which is putting it rather mildly.



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