As President Joe Biden’s infrastructure bill slowly makes its way through the Senate over the weekend with what appears to be a final slog to pass several amendments and finalize the “bipartisan” deal, former President Donald Trump couldn’t resist chiming in.
According to Breitbart, in a statement released Saturday, Trump dragged the Republican senators who signed on to the deal, focusing his attack on Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY), writing, in part, that the infrastructure deal is a “gift to the Democrat Party, compliments of Mitch McConnell.”
The former president has been highly critical of Biden’s infrastructure plan, and has especially taken issue with the Senate Republicans who have voted in favor of supporting it.
“If Mitch McConnell was smart, which we’ve seen no evidence of, he would use the debt ceiling card to negotiate a good infrastructure package. This is a 2,700 page bill that no one could have possibly read—they would have needed to take speed reading courses,” Trump wrote.
“It is a gift to the Democrat Party, compliments of Mitch McConnell and some RINOs, who have no idea what they are doing. There is very little on infrastructure in all of those pages,” the statement continued.
The 45th president even threatened to withhold his endorsements for those particular senators in the 2022 midterm elections as a result.
“It will be very hard for me to endorse anyone foolish enough to vote in favor of this deal. The good news is that the progressive wing in the Democrat Party will lose all credibility with this approval,” the former president added.
According to Politico, after hours of filibuster debate on the deal, some senators are making a last-minute push to force roll call votes on roughly a dozen amendments to the legislation, with several of them relating to cryptocurrency taxes that generated extreme controversy.
While the package looks as if it will eventually pass in the Senate, Trump indicated that it could die in the House. He suggested to House Republican leaders that they delay a vote on the package until after the 2022 midterms.