I have to be honest: I haven’t been too happy with most Republicans in Congress lately. They’ve too often shown a lack of courage and been unwilling to do the right thing whether it had to do with standing up against Idiotic legislation put forth by leftists or doing the right thing when it came to certifying the most recent Presidential election (they shouldn’t have certified it). Most Republicans in Congress have been a disappointment.
But we just saw a sign which may indicate that Republicans have gotten a clue about what their job really is: to vote conservative. And what they just did is certain to infuriate Democrats like Chuck Schumer, Nancy Pelosi, and, yes, Joe Biden. Jack Phillips writes,
Senate Republicans on Wednesday voted to block debate on the $1.2 trillion infrastructure proposal that was previously touted as bipartisan.
A group of 22 Democratic and Republican senators issued a statement to media outlets after the vote that they are “close to a final agreement” and are hopeful that a package will be finalized.
“We will continue working hard to ensure we get this critical legislation right—and are optimistic that we will finalize, and be prepared to advance, this historic bipartisan proposal to strengthen America’s infrastructure and create good-paying jobs in the coming days,” they said in a statement.
It came weeks after senators from both parties reached an agreement with President Joe Biden on the outline of a bill that includes $600 billion in additional spending to rebuild bridges, roads, and other infrastructure. The final vote was 49 in favor and 51 against, short of the 60 votes needed to advance a debate.
“We’re voting ‘no’ today because we’re not ready, but we’re saying we do want to take up this bill as soon as we are—we think that’s Monday,” Sen. Rob Portman (R-Ohio), the lead GOP negotiator in the infrastructure talks, said on Wednesday.
Of course, this may just be a situation where RINOs are playing politics so that they can tell the media that they opposed Democrats in some things because those Republicans are actually conservatives. We’ll have to see if that’s the case.
One thing that is certain, however, is that it will be fun seeing Democrat Chuck Schumer get upset because he didn’t get his way.