RNC chairwoman Ronna McDaniel has doubted during an interview with Breitbart News if Democrat House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (CA) could get through trillions of dollars in so-called infrastructure funding.
McDaniel was discussing the topic to Breitbart’s Alex Marlow as 19 Senate GOP members voted last week to accept a $1.2 trillion so-called infrastructure bill, giving President Biden a huge victory.
Senate Republicans such as Republican Senator Josh Hawley (MO) slammed the bill as the “first installment” of Biden’s “huge leftwing agenda.” Hawley and other Senate Republicans stressed that the bill had many measures that advanced critical race theory (CRT), global warming provisions, and tax penalties on cryptocurrencies. The bill would also tack on $256 billion to America’s deficit, and the Penn-Wharton Model said that the bill would grant no “significant” economic improvements.
McDaniel said the $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill had “not enough infrastructure” in the bill. She also said she doesn’t know if Senate Republicans’ support for the bill was a part of the strategy to stop Democratic Senators Kyrsten Sinema (AZ) and Joe Manchin (WV) from removing the legislative filibuster.
McDaniel reported that Congress could not pass bills that add to our deficit while American citizens are “experiencing the pain of inflation.”
“This is definitely something I would add to it if passed, and we must put a stop to this at the House,” she said.
McDaniel said that Pelosi might fail to pass either the $3.5 trillion or $1.2 trillion bills. She said that the $1.2 trillion bill may not get support from the far-left, while moderate Dems might scoff at the large cost of the $3.5 trillion program.
“I don’t believe Pelosi will deal with any of this, frankly. The $1.2 trillion is not far-left enough, and I believe the $3.5 trillion will get pushback from moderate Dems who have trouble ahead with the upcoming midterms,” she said.
Congressman Josh Gottheimer (D-NJ) and other moderate Dems have pushed Pelosi to handle the $1.2 trillion infrastructure independently from the $3.5 trillion bill. However, Pelosi said in a comment this week that Biden supported a House rule that would give the path for joint consideration of the $1.2 infrastructure bill and the $3.5 trillion budget resolution.
“Today, Biden supported the House Rule which will give us the ability to consider a budget resolution and the infrastructure legislation next week,” Pelosi said in a letter to House Dems.
Author: Steven Sinclaire