President Donald Trump ripped Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., calling him the “most overrated man in politics” after McConnell voted for Joe Biden’s $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill.
“Nobody will ever understand why Mitch McConnell allowed this non-infrastructure bill to be passed,” Trump said in a statement following the Senate’s vote on Tuesday. “He has given up all of his leverage for the big whopper of a bill that will follow.”
“I have quietly said for years that Mitch McConnell is the most overrated man in politics—now I don’t have to be quiet anymore. He is working so hard to give Biden a victory, now they’ll go for the big one, including the biggest tax increases in the history of our country,” Trump added.
The bill McConnell and 19 other Senate Republicans voted with the Democrats on is part one of a dangerous infrastructure bill that promotes progressive ideals such as free community college, Medicare for All, and green new deal initiatives. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., plans to hold a vote on the second part of the infrastructure package, which costs $3.5 trillion, later this year.
The $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill, a document with over 2,700 pages, passed in the Senate on a 69-30 vote. 19 Republican Senators, including McConnell, voted in favor of it. The bill’s serves to fund improvements for bridges, roads, and hard infrastructure, but also opens the door to usher in socialist policies.
Numerous Republicans, including Trump, have long-opposed the bill, citing that it has little to do with improving infrastructure.
“Politicians in Washington are trying to spend trillions of dollars on so-called infrastructure solutions, even as most of their answers have nothing to do with roads and bridges which would actually serve the American people,” said Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah.
Besides funding infrastructure, the bill calls for studies regarding driving under the influence of marijuana, the creation of a “Women of Trucking Advisory Board,” and a vehicle milage tax program that, if implemented, would track and tax drivers for every mile that they drive. The bill will now move to the House of Representatives for a vote.