Trump Blasts Senate, GOP For Voting to Approve ‘Beginning of Green New Deal’
Washington D.C. – Former President Donald Trump is blasting the United States Senate, and particularly Republicans, who voted to approve a $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill.
The 2,700-page legislation only dedicates $110 billion for roads and bridges, which Mr. Trump argued is “not an infrastructure bill.”
“This is the beginning of the Green New Deal,” Trump said on Monday. “I want what’s best for America, not what’s best for the Communist Democrat Party. This will be a big victory for Democrats and be used against the Republicans in the upcoming [mid-term] elections.”
Despite Trump’s admonitions and warnings to the GOP, 19 Republicans — including Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (KY) and on-again, off-again Trump ally Lindsey Graham (SC) — voted with 50 Democrats to approve the measure on Tuesday.
It was McConnell, however, the former president reserved his harshest critique for.
“Nobody will ever understand why Mitch McConnell allowed this non-infrastructure bill to be passed,” Trump fumed. “He has given up his leverage for the big whopper of a bill that will follow.”
The “big whopper” the billionaire dealmaker is referring to is a $3.5 trillion budget reconciliation bill packed with tax increases to fund Democrats’ spending priorities ranging from child care; tuition-free community college; housing programs; electrifying the federal vehicle fleet; and amnesty for millions of illegal immigrants.
To Mr. Trump’s point, one of the architects of the Green New Deal, Senator Ed Markey (D-MA) recently admitted as much.
Democrat Senator Ed Markey: “the Green New Deal is in the DNA” of the Democrats’ reckless $3.5 trillion spending spree pic.twitter.com/vkEYUYuIMa
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“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 lambasted.
Immediately following the passage of the infrastructure bill, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) said Democrats are now moving full speed ahead to pass the budget reconciliation bill which will only require 50 votes to approve.
Schumer has stated he expects the massive budget reconciliation bill to also pass in the coming days.