Former President Donald Trump gave some advice to Republican party members who may feel tempted to go on a deal with Democrats regarding the $3.5 trillion infrastructure package.
In a written statement, the former president wrote: “Senate Republicans are being absolutely savaged by Democrats on the so-called ‘bipartisan’ infrastructure bill. Mitch McConnell and his small group of RINOs wants nothing more than to get a deal done at any cost to prove that he can work with the Radical Left Democrats.”
He added that it is of great importance to McConnel that he is just agreeing to almost everything. With this, he advised Republicans to not accept the infrastructure deal. Instead, of making a deal with Democrats, Trump said they should wait until election results in 2022 come out He said they should wait until they “regain a strong negotiation stance.”
He then urged Republicans to not “let the Radical Left play you for weak fools and losers!”
Last Monday, the $3.5 trillion proposal received a huge blow as the Senate failed a test vote. In turn, Republican lawmakers answered with a proposal worth $1.2 trillion instead. This version omitted many of the “progressive” inclusions of the Democrat version.
Also included in the $3.5 trillion proposal was “a pathway to citizenship” for the millions of illegal immigrants. Democrat lawmakers also tried to pass the bill via reconciliation. However, this could become an egregious abuse of process as it has dubious constitutional merit.