The fight to pass Biden’s radical legislative agenda wages on.
Leading Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham vowed to stop Democrat efforts to pass the radical $3.5 trillion spending package by leaving town, denying them a quorum needed to pass the bill.
The Democrats have vowed to pass the bill without GOP support using a budget reconciliation tactic that would crowbar the legislation through Congress. The massive federal spending bill comes at a time when the wallets of most Americans have been severely impacted by the rising rate of inflation.
Sen. Graham delivered a fiery In a fiery rejection of Joe Biden’s massive social spending plan, saying he would do exactly what the Democrats in Texas did to avoid passing legislation — jump ship and leave town.
Lindsey Graham says Republicans should leave DC to prevent Senate Democrats from passing an infrastructure bill via reconciliation pic.twitter.com/Uyjhw5ntny
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At least 50 Lone Star Democrats absconded their duties to pass legislation, leaving town to deny the Republicans a quorum to pass an election security bill. They boarded a private plane set for D.C. to take meetings with VP Kamala Harris to pressure a federal response.
Multiple lawmakers in the convoy have subsequently tested positive for COVID-19, exposing Harris and many other top-ranking Democrats.
The cross-country exodus was the second time that Democratic lawmakers have staged a walkout on the voting overhaul, a measure of their fierce opposition to proposals they say will make it harder for young people, people of color and people with disabilities to vote.
“Hell yeah, I would leave,” Graham said of how he’d handle the reconciliation vote in the Senate. “I would use everything in my toolbox. It’s got nothing to do with infrastructure. It’s a tax and spend dream of the socialist left.”
Graham revealed that Senate Democrats have shown no interest in working with Republicans. He also bashed Biden’s tenure thus far, calling his leadership “disappointing.”
According to Graham, Senate Democrats “don’t want to work with us,” and President Joe Biden’s tenure so far has been “disappointing.”
“If you voted for Joe Biden, thinking he would be a moderate voice and would have led us to a centrist agenda, you’ve got to be sorely disappointed because there’s nothing moderate about the Biden administration,” Graham asserted.
The leading Republican bashed Biden’s hysterical critiques of recent election security bills that passed in GOP-ran states.
“He can’t talk about policy because he’s failed on the policy front so he’s trying to make all of us racist as Republicans. … Demagoguery. It’s offensive to me. What he’s saying is a lie.”
Graham went on to warn Democrats of the resurgence for common-sense Republican policies leading up the 2022 midterms, saying, “I hope to god Donald Trump runs again in 2024.”
Author: Nolan Sheridan