Republicans called to chaos and voting against their constituents
Republicans across the country are already being held accountable for their votes against the bipartisan infrastructure deal:
Republic of Arizona: “None of Arizona’s Republicans in Congress voted for infrastructure legislation that will bring billions of dollars to the state.“
KERA: “Texas could get billions of dollars from infrastructure bill, but all Texas Republicans voted against“
Tampa Bay Times Editorial: “No, thanks to the Republicans in the state, the Sunshine State will get the money it needs badly to fix its roads, bridges and more.“
News & Observer editorial: “The lame excuses that the Republicans of the NC had to oppose the bill on infrastructure …Representatives Ted Bud, Dan Bishop, Virginia Foxx, David Rouzer, Patrick McHenry, Madison Cawthorn, Greg Murphy and Richard Hudson opposed spending to repair state roads and bridges, expand broadband , improve public transportation, remove lead from drinking water and make the state more resilient to climate change flooding.
Chattanooga Times Free Press: “When these improvements and jobs begin to roll out in our states, you the voters and the taxpayers can count on our federal Republican politicians to forget that they voted against all of these things.“
Instead of fighting for the American people, Republicans in Congress continued to work overtime to brand themselves as the Party of Total Chaos:
St. Louis Post-Dispatch: “All Republicans in the House except 13 voted against on alleged grounds of fiscal responsibility – this from the party which added some $ 2 trillion to the deficit with its 2017 tax cuts for the rich. This is the latest reminder that today’s GOP is all about instinctive obstructionism, pampering the rich and little else.“
Mississippi Daily Journal editorial: “Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith and Reps Trent Kelly, Michael Guest and Steven Palazzo – all voted against the bill, citing a handful of political talking points as justification. However, most of these political talking points are incorrect …We are happy that Wicker and Thompson have risen to meet Mississippi’s future moment. Perhaps in the future the rest of our delegation to Congress will focus more on what’s best for Mississippi and less on their political games in Washington.“
Pennsylvania Capital-Star: “If you needed further confirmation of Washington’s current state of dysfunction, consider this: The 13 Republican lawmakers who voted with Democrats to send a $ 1.2 trillion infrastructure bill to President Joe Biden’s office late Friday night find themselves threatened with primaries and worse for their act of heresy (alleged ) singular.