The ‘victory’ granted to Joe Biden and the Democrats over a so-called infrastructure bill was a mistake the Republicans will be forced to live with in the upcoming 2022 midterm elections.
The bill should have never passed as it prioritized physical infrastructure projects in coastal Democrat cities, ignoring many of the Red states who could use a facelift as well. While the bill was only Biden’s first installment of his total trillion-dollar “Build Back Better” framework, Republicans should have never given the Democrats an inch.
The highly-debated second “social infrastructure” bill is still being worked out amongst key lawmakers.
On Tuesday, Former President Donald Trump slammed Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell for supporting the more than 1 trillion-dollar infrastructure bill, saying the Senate Leader was “incapable” of producing an infrastructure plan when he was president.
Trump exposed McConnell’s change of tune on whether a massive infrastructure package could get passed, claiming the minority leader never believed it were possible during Trump’s presidency.
The Former President outed “Old Crow Mitch McConnell” for not believing funds for a border wall would ever be allocated by Congress, which as we know wasn’t the case.
In response to Trump’s nickname, McConnell told CNN that it was “an honor,” and referenced legendary Kentucky statesman and former Secretary of State, Henry Clay.
“Actually, it’s quite an honor,” he told the outlet. “Old Crow is Henry Clay’s favorite bourbon.”
On Monday, McConnell called the $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill, which passed the House on Friday and is awaiting President Joe Biden’s signature, a “godsend” for Kentucky.
President Donald J. Trump:
"Why is it that Old Crow Mitch McConnell voted for a terrible Democrat Socialist Infrastructure Plan, and induced others in his Party to do likewise, when he was incapable of getting a great Infrastructure Plan wanting to be put forward by me… pic.twitter.com/AFvw5hTLhq
— Liz Harrington (@realLizUSA) November 9, 2021
The feud between Trump and McConnell has been long documented; rumors have been swirling of their beef in Washington for years now. Apparently, Trump called McConnell a “dumb son of a bitch” at an event at Mar-a-Lago earlier this year.
In January, McConnell slammed Trump and his allies for insisting Democrats used fraudulent tactics to steal the 2020 election, a proven fact as even more evidence emerged. He claimed Trump’s fiery rhetoric caused the Capitol protests of Jan. 6.
There is little difference between Joe Biden and Mitch McConnell, both of whom are completely ingratiated into the Washington D.C. swamp. They have more in common politically than one would imagine, even if they’re members of opposing parties. The monolithic thought process infects D.C. politics, demonstrated brilliantly with McConnell coming to Biden’s infrastructure aid.
Author: Asa McCue