ICYMI: REPUBLICANS WHO VOTED AGAINST BIDEN’S INFRASTRUCTURE BILL ARE TOUTING ITS PROJECTS ANYWAY

Even the Lawmakers Who Voted Against It Know Biden’s Infrastructure Bill is Good for America

Republican lawmakers across the nation are applauding projects in President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal even though they voted against the bill, according to the Los Angeles Times. Their shameless posturing only demonstrates that they know the bill is a good investment for their districts and America’s economic success.

KEY POINTS:

  • Rep. Kay Granger (R-Texas) last year left little doubt why she was voting against a $1-trillion bipartisan infrastructure measure, calling it nothing more than a “socialist plan full of crushing taxes and radical spending.”

    • Yet, when the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced on Wednesday that very same infrastructure bill would be funding a $403-million flood control project in her district in the Fort Worth area, Granger wasted no time in hailing the effort. “This is a great day for Fort Worth,” she said in a statement.

  • Among the Republicans who bashed the law but are taking credit for its initiatives are two lawmakers representing Louisiana: Rep. Steve Scalise, the House minority whip, and Rep. Clay Higgins, whose district spans the southern part of the Bayou State.

  • “Tell the truth @RepAshleyHinson — you didn’t vote for this bill. You voted for a dam collapse. If you had your way your neighbors would be underwater,” Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-Dublin) tweeted. “Thankfully, @HouseDemocrats passed this bill and we did your dam job. Give me a break.”

Read the full article here.

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