This is gonna be a interesting situation….
Republicans HAVE worked hard to structure a ‘deal’ that President Biden and Democrats want badly…..
Any inflow of billions for capital projects around the country WILL help Republicans run in next years midterm elections….
Trump wants GOP lawmakers to gamble for a majority Senate and House in 2023….
THAT is something that might happen….
It would also mean that Donald Trump is running Congress NOT Republican lawmakers ….
If they follow his lead on this?
McConnell is essential powerless….
Former President Donald Trump on Monday urged Senate Republicans to abandon talks on a bipartisan infrastructure deal until after the midterm elections or when the GOP retakes majorities in Congress.
“Senate Republicans are being absolutely savaged by Democrats on the so-called ‘bipartisan’ infrastructure bill,” Trump said in a statement as Senate negotiators work to finalize an agreement this week.
Trump claimed Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) and Republicans working on the deal, such as Sens. Rob Portman (Ohio), Susan Collins (Maine) and Mitt Romney (R), were merely interested in proving they could work with Democrats.
“It is so important to [McConnell] that he is agreeing to almost anything,” Trump said. “Don’t do the infrastructure deal, wait until after we get proper election results in 2022 or otherwise, and regain a strong negotiating stance. Republicans, don’t let the Radical Left play you for weak fools and losers!”
The statement marked the third time in recent weeks where Trump has issued a statement through is post-presidency political action group bemoaning Republicans’ willingness to negotiate on a bipartisan infrastructure bill.
Such a deal would be a win for President Biden and his agenda, and it would be on an issue where Trump repeatedly tried and failed to secure a deal. Trump as president announced support for a $2 trillion infrastructure package, but no bill ever materialized….