ATTN MITT ROMNEY: YOU DON’T HAVE THE VOTES

ATTN MITT ROMNEY: YOU DON’T HAVE THE VOTES

Republican Senators Very Skeptical They Can Produce 10 Republicans For The Romney Deal On Infrastructure 

Key Senate Republicans are already throwing cold water on the chances of any bipartisan infrastructure deal getting ten Republican votes in the Senate: 

  • Sen. Romney: “We haven’t got 60 people yet.”

  • Sen. Blunt

    • “It’s a challenging path to go down. Say if you’ve got a group of 5 Republicans and 5 Democrats, it means you’ve only got 5 Republicans. And that next 5 will cost you 5 Democrats.”

    • Blunt said that a deal between the 10 senators negotiating would be “a pretty low-entry step to a deal.”

  • Sen. Mitch McConnell“I think you could best say I’m in listening mode.”

  • Sen. John Thune: “It’s hard for me to see a scenario where even 10 Republicans would vote for something that gets very far beyond where Shelley’s discussions were with the White House.”

  • Sen. Kevin Cramer told NBC News that the new negotiations group will have trouble getting 10 Republican votes, claiming “Our negotiator as a conference was rejected.”

  • Sen. Barrasso: “We’re at a point where to put a bipartisan program together with Republican votes, we’re as high as we go.”

  • Sen. Collins“I would not say that we have the leaders on board or we have started negotiating with the White House.”

  • Sen. Cassidy“We’d have to, again, have our colleagues, whichever party you’re in, buy into it.”

 

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