President Trump blasted the recently advanced infrastructure deal calling it the “beginning of the Green New Deal” while issuing a stark warning to the 18 Republican senators who voted in favor of the legislation over the weekend.
In a statement issued on Sunday, Trump slammed GOP lawmakers who backed Biden’s infrastructure bill, but did not support his. “The bill I proposed, which Mitch McConnell couldn’t do anything with, was pure infrastructure,” said Trump. “I want what is best for America, not what’s best for the Communist Democrat Party.”
“This will be a big victory for the Democrats and will be used against Republicans in the upcoming elections,” he continued. “Schumer is using the threat of ‘we can do it the hard way or do it the easy way’ and keeping people in town.”
This comes after the Senate voted 68-29 over the weekend to end debate on the $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill, an outcome that Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell and 17 of his Republican colleagues endorsed.
Many critics, including President Trump, claim the deal is a huge mistake because of the astronomical amount of funding it would provide to lay the groundwork for socialism in America.
Those Republicans, many of whom are up for reelection in the 2022 midterms, have come under fire for supporting the bill which could affect their chances of keeping their positions. By voting alongside Democrats on radical legislation, they risk not receiving President Trump’s endorsement once the campaign season begins to heat up.
“Joe Biden’s infrastructure bill will be used against the Republican Party in the upcoming elections in 2022 and 2024,” Trump said in another statement over the weekend. “It will be very hard for me to endorse anyone foolish enough to vote in favor of this deal.”
Meanwhile, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has indicated she will only allow a vote on the infrastructure bill when an additional $3.5 trillion socialist budget bill is agreed on alongside the proposal.
Critics claim the Democrats’ reconciliation bill fuels the far-left’s socialist agenda by allocating funding toward Medicare, climate change initiatives, and a variety of other AOC-backed programs.
The Senate is expected to officially pass the infrastructure bill in the coming days before sending it to the House for another vote.