The editor of the conservative National Online Review (NRO) is called the Senator Lindsey Graham “An idiot” in a stern new column because he believed the president Joe Biden A bipartisan infrastructure agreement will be signed without a settlement bill.
“Senator Lindsey Graham is an idiot. Don’t take it from me. Take it from Graham himself,” NRO editor Philip Klein wrote on Friday Column.
Last Saturday, Biden retracted a statement that he would refuse to sign a bipartisan infrastructure agreement if it is not combined with the settlement package.After the senator minority leader Mickey McConnell And other congresses Republicans Biden expressed anger, reiterated his support for the transaction, and said that if there is no settlement bill, he will not veto the legislation.
Klein pointed out that Graham initially accused Biden of making Republicans look like “fuck idiots,” but “a week later, Graham rejoined Biden on the grounds that Biden made a statement to appease the Republicans. Bipartisan agreement.”
On Wednesday, the Speaker of the House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi Indicates that the Democratic-led House of Representatives will not vote on the bipartisan infrastructure agreement until Senate Promote budget reconciliation. When asked by reporters about her position after Biden made the statement, Pelosi said: “The statement I made, yes, this is a statement I support.”
“Our caucus is very, very satisfied with the bipartisan agreement the president can reach Democratic Party And Republicans in the Senate,” Pelosi added. “I said last week, and now I reiterate that in the House of Representatives, once we see the budget parameters the Senate will pass the budget bill. “
After several weeks of negotiations, a group of bipartisan lawmakers reached an agreement on infrastructure last Thursday, which may pass the Senate and House of Representatives. Congress With the support of both sides in the political aisle. The framework includes new expenditures of $579 billion in transportation, roads, bridges, electricity, broadband, water, and non-transport infrastructure.
Democrats are seeking to pass a second bill through the Senate through a budget process called a settlement, which includes funding for climate change, child care, health care, and other progressive issues.
Klein said that Pelosi’s latest remarks prove that “Democrats in Congress and the White House both believe that the two bills are interrelated. The only people who don’t seem to understand this are Graham and other Republicans who participated in the scam.”
“Any Republican who signed this pile of hot garbage should be laughed at for being deceived by Biden,” he added. “As Graham himself said,’You look like a idiot now.”
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