Senator Rob Portman (R-Ohio) called the President Joe BidenAfter the bipartisan committee negotiated the terms of the deal, its infrastructure bill “is the right thing for the country.”
Portman appeared in ABC news’ this week Discuss infrastructure negotiations on Sunday. The host of the show, Jonathan Carr, asked President Portman if he was sincerely negotiating the bill and mentioned the poor communication between Biden and a group of Republican Senators.
“I think both parties are sincere,” Portman responded. “It is true that there is misinformation in linking the two, but it was never part of our discussion, and it was never part of the bipartisan group discussion that is now going on for nearly four months. And, of course, it was not when the president and his team participated. This is the last aspect of negotiations, so the most important thing is that for all the right reasons, this is a popular bill.”
The president clarified on Sunday that if the senator passes the settlement bill, he will not threaten to veto the infrastructure package. Portman initially stated that after Biden praised the two-party negotiators, he was “blinded.” Twitter Then at a press conference a few hours later, it appeared that he threatened to veto the deal. Hill Report.
“I’m glad they are now decoupling. It’s clear that we can advance a popular bipartisan bill,” Portman told Carl.
McConnell said on Thursday: “This is not a way to show that you take the bipartisan result seriously.”
When the president retracted the statement that he had no intention of implying that he would veto the deal, the Republican senators again supported the deal.On Sunday, the Senator Mitromny (R-Utah) Talk to Jake Tapper CNNof Union State He also told the host that he believed the president would sign a bipartisan cooperation plan.
Senator Bill Cassidy (R-La.) joined Chuck Todd National Broadcasting Corporation news’ Meet the media Also solve the problem of poor communication on Sunday. He shared his thoughts on McConnell’s reaction:
“Now, he doesn’t like the president, and he threw the wrench there and said,’Listen, these two are tied together,'” Cassidy said. “But I think Mickey McConnell wants infrastructure like everyone else. He wants the jobs it will create. I think McConnell’s leaders will support it if it continues to be integrated as it is now.”
Portman said that the package “is the right thing for the country” and pointed out that the agreement will create many jobs and help the United States become more competitive on the global stage.
Portman said the deal will also meet the long-term needs for infrastructure construction that successive presidents have wanted for years.
“Remember to be Donald Trump Speaking of a $2 trillion infrastructure bill? But the same is true for President Obama before him and Bush before him, so we are finally here to accomplish what Washington has been talking about for decades,” Portman said.
Weekly newspaper Portman was contacted for comments, but no response was received before the publication time.