Source: Carmine Sabia
Republican Georgia Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene just shredded members of her own party for being traitors.
The firebrand representative was incensed that 13 Republicans voted with House Speaker and California Rep. Nancy Pelosi to approve President Joe Biden’s infrastructure plan.
“Republicans who hand over their voting card to Nancy Pelosi to pass Biden’s Communist takeover of America will feel the anger of the GOP voter,” she said.
“These are the 13 “Republicans” who handed over their voting cards to Nancy Pelosi to pass Joe Biden’s Communist takeover of America via so-called infrastructure: Katko Bacon Van Drew Young Upton Kinzinger Gonzales Reed Smith Gabarino Malliotakis Fitzpatrick,” she said in a since-deleted post on Twitter.
And then she went on to show a paper with their names on it in another tweet as she gave credit to the progressive Democrats who voted against the legislation.
“Here are the “Republicans” that just voted to help Biden screw America. But 6 Democrats did more than these 13 traitor Republicans to stop Biden’s fake Infrastructure bill by voting NO. AOC Tlaib Pressley Omar Bush Bowman They have more balls than these R’s,” she said.
And she is correct about the progressives. They did what they said they were going to do and stuck together, which is something Republicans can learn from.
On Friday the House voted 228 – 206 to pass the $1.2 trillion after months of delays and infighting which means the bill now goes to the desk of Joe Biden for his signature, CNN reported.
But six Democrats voted no, and they were Rep. Jamaal Bowman of New York and Squad members Reps. Cori Bush of Missouri, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York, Ilhan Omar of Minnesota, Ayanna Pressley of Massachusetts, and Rashida Tlaib of Michigan.
“I have said that me personally, I want to see both of the bills come and pass simultaneously,” Rep. Omar said to The Independent. “That wasn’t the case. I voted no on the BIF as I promised.”
“This isn’t really about whether there is a trust or not,” she said. “It’s about making a promise on what you will do and sticking with it and that’s what I’ve done.”
But Rep. Pressley was more direct in her opposition in a press release on the day of the vote.
“For months, my progressive colleagues and I have been calling for bold investments to address both the human and physical infrastructure needs of our country. We have been clear from the onset that any vote on the narrow roads and bridges bill must happen in tandem with a vote on the Build Back Better Act that invests in our care economy, housing, paid leave, combating climate change, and more,” she said.
“We had an agreement that these two bills would move together—not that we would vote for one in exchange for a potential vote on the other if certain conditions were met. Unfortunately, that agreement was not honored. As such, I voted no tonight on the narrow roads and bridges bill.
“I refuse to choose between the livelihoods of the union workers who build our highways and bridges, and the childcare and healthcare workers who care for our children, elderly, and disabled loved ones. I refuse to choose between our crumbling roads, bridges public transit system, and our crumbling housing stock. I refuse to pit community members against community members,” the representative said.
“As lawmakers, we have a duty to deliver policies and budgets that have a meaningful and tangible impact on the daily lives of our constituents and leave no community behind. I look forward to continuing the work of passing the President’s full Build Back Better agenda,” she said.