Donald Trump, Former President ripped the Senate’s $1 trillion infrastructure package Saturday as a “disgrace,” warning that he was prepared to withhold his support for any Republican that was on board with it.
“Joe Biden’s infrastructure bill will be used against the Republican Party in the upcoming elections in 2022 and 2024. It will be very hard for me to endorse anyone foolish enough to vote in favor of this deal,” Trump warned, taking aim at Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell on his negotiating prowess.
“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,” Trump hissed.
Senate Majority leader Chuck Schumer is pushing to pass the package on Saturday, fulfilling one of President Biden’s signature campaign promises.
The fiery statement came just hours before the Senate voted to invoke cloture and advance the legislation on Saturday, bringing the bill one step closer towards final passage.
The Minority Leader appears to have brushed aside Trump’s rebuke, voting with 17 other Republicans to break a GOP filibuster aimed at blocking the bill.
“It is not the end, but it takes us closer to the end,” said Sen. Tom Carper (D-DE) after the cloture vote.