Even Though Trump Warned Republicans Not To Vote For Infrastructure Deal, 17 Republicans Did Anyway

That's a shame.


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Earlier today, Donald Trump released a bonkers statement to issue threats to Republicans in an attempt to sabotage President Joe Biden’s infrastructure deal that will assist with road repairs, internet upgrades, and other initiatives that are direly needed in this country. “Don’t do it, Republicans — Patriots will never forget!” Trump concluded his statement. “If this deal happens, lots of primaries will be coming your way!” Interestingly, though, Trump’s power in the GOP is waning, so his threat to primary Republicans is weak since North Texas voters just chose Republican state Rep. Jake Ellzey to fill a vacant House seat over a candidate endorsed by the former president.

Trump’s endorsements are meaningless now, but he bullied Republicans anyway, which is a weird thing to do since he’s supposed to be the leader of their party. His plan didn’t work. Trump is upset that an infrastructure deal wasn’t passed when he was in office, so he tried to sabotage Biden’s.

Seventeen Republican senators joined with all fifty Democrats on Wednesday to advance a bipartisan infrastructure deal. This marks a huge win for President Biden and the bipartisan group of negotiators. Only ten Republicans were needed to advance the bill, but seventeen Republicans supported it.

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The seventeen Republicans are Roy Blunt (Mo.), Richard Burr (N.C.), Shelley Moore Capito (W.Va.), Bill Cassidy (La.), Susan Collins (Maine), Kevin Cramer (N.D.), Mike Crapo (Idaho), Lindsey Graham (S.C.), Chuck Grassley (Iowa), John Hoeven (N.D.), Mitch McConnell (Ky.), Lisa Murkowski (Alaska), Rob Portman (Ohio), James Risch (Idaho), Mitt Romney (Utah), Thom Tillis (N.C.), and Todd Young (Ind.).

Is Trump going to try to primary all of them? Trump’s unhinged statement smelled of desperation, calling Sen. Mitt Romney a “SUPER RINO.” The twice-impeached one-term president called the popular infrastructure deal “a continued destruction of our Country.”

According to a report, the former president has been actively trying to encourage Republican lawmakers to cease negotiating with Democrats on Biden’s infrastructure deal. Imagine cheering for our infrastructure to crumble. Well, that’s who Donald J. Trump is. And he did that simply because he’s jealous of his successor. What a loser.

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