President Donald Trump slammed the 13 U.S. House and Senate Republicans who joined the Democrats in voting to pass Joe Biden’s $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill.
Trump criticized the 13 “RINOs” (Republicans In Name Only), noting that they should be ashamed of themselves.
“Very sad that the RINOs in the House and Senate gave Biden and Democrats a victory on the “Non-Infrastructure” Bill, where only 11 percent of the money being wasted goes to real infrastructure,” said Trump.
“How about all of those Republican Senators that voted thinking that helping the Democrats is such a wonderful thing to do, so politically correct. They just don’t get it! Now they’ll go for the big kill—getting their second $1.9 Trillion Bill (really $5 Trillion) approved, again with RINO support,” he added.
“All Republicans who voted for Democrat longevity should be ashamed of themselves, in particular Mitch McConnell, for granting a two month stay which allowed the Democrats time to work things out at our Country’s, and the Republican Party’s, expense!” Trump continued.
The U.S. House passed the infrastructure bill by a 228 to 206 margin on Friday evening.
The 13 House Republicans who voted to pass the bill include Reps. Don Bacon (Neb.), Brian Fitzpatrick (Pa.), Andrew Gabarino (N.Y.), Anthony Gonzalez (Ohio), John Katko (N.Y.), Adam Kinzinger (Ill.), Nicole Malliotakis (N.Y.), David McKinley (W. Va.), Tom Reed (N.Y), Chris Smith (N.J.) Fred Upton (Mich.), Jeff Van Drew (N.J.), and Don Young (Alaska).
Reps. Kinzinger, Reed, and Gonzalez announced that they will not seek re-election in 2022.
Six House Democrats, Reps. Jamaal Bowman (N.Y.), Cori Bush (Mo.), Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (N.Y.), Ilhan Omar (Minn.) Ayanna Pressley (Mass.), and Rashida Tlaib (Mich.), voted “no” on the bill, citing that both the infrastructure bill and the social spending bill should move forward together.
The U.S. Senate passed the infrastructure bill by a 69-30 vote in August, with 19 Republicans and 50 Democrats supporting the legislation. The $1.2 trillion bill will soon reach the Oval Office for Joe Biden to sign into law.
Trump stated in August that Republican lawmakers who support the bill may not receive endorsements from him in the future.
“Joe Biden’s infrastructure bill will be used against the Republican Party in the upcoming elections in 2022 and 2024. It will be very hard for me to endorse anyone foolish enough to vote in favor of this deal,” said Trump.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., promised to bring the $1.75 trillion social spending bill to the lower chamber for a vote before Thanksgiving after the Congressional Budget Office analyzes the bill.