Democrats fear Mitch McConnell stalking infrastructure “combat”


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Mitch McConnell needs to smell blood in the water. Previously it seemed to embrace the Democratic two-track infrastructure strategy, but the Senate minority leader now appears to be playing another game. [President Biden] And the Democratic leader of Congress ” Politico Write.

Last week, Biden threw a bipartisan infrastructure deal that had just confused negotiations when he threatened to exercise veto without the Democratic Party’s broader reconciliation bill. On Saturday, the White House sought to control damage and issued a statement retreating his threat, which only seemed to offend progressives and confuse everyone else.

In the midst of this turmoil, McConnell no longer linked a bipartisan agreement to Senate Chairman Chuck Schumer (DN.Y.) and Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) On Monday. I asked you to make sure you didn’t.

“Unless Prime Minister Schumaer and Chairman Pelosi withdraw the threat of refusing to send the president a bipartisan infrastructure bill,” “irrelevant tax increases, wasted spending, and trillions of dollars for the Green New Deal socialism.” If not handed over, “then the retreat to the threat of President Biden’s veto would be a hollow gesture.” Said McConnell.

Democrats seem frustrated by the move.They said Politico Republican master tacticians claim that he is “100% focused on suppressing Biden’s agenda,” and that the bipartisan deal itself is “undecided.” Pelosi argues that it will not consider bipartisan infrastructure trading until the Senate clears a larger spending package.

Anyway, McConnell’s position gives a “big shake” to the Republican vote needed to pass a bipartisan agreement. Politico Note.

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