White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki on Friday blamed Republicans after Pelosi was forced to delay a vote on the infrastructure bill due to infighting with the progressive members of the Democrat caucus.
Democrats have control of the both chambers of Congress and the White House yet they still can’t pass the $1.2 trillion ‘infrastructure’ bill currently stuck in the House.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi was forced to delay a vote on the $1.2 trillion ‘bipartisan’ infrastructure bill Thursday evening.
The progressives derailed Pelosi’s planned vote because they want to vote on the $1.2 trillion bill at the same time the senate votes on the $3.5 trillion reconciliation bill.
Democrat Senators Manchin and Sinema are refusing to sign on to the $3.5 trillion bill so Pelosi took the loss on Thursday.
Democrats don’t even need Republicans to pass this bill yet Psaki is blaming Republicans.
“Aren’t progressives squarely to blame for the furlough that’s happening right now?” a reporter asked Psaki.
“Every member of congress is a free citizen who could vote to support this infrastructure bill, including Republicans. They could come support it,” Psaki said.
“We haven’t seen any real courage from the Republicans side in the House,” she added.
Jen Psaki reminds reporters that Republicans could vote for the infrastructure bill if they wanted to, “Every member of congress is a free citizen who could vote to support this infrastructure bill, including Republicans. They could come support it.” pic.twitter.com/pk2ZLVqk6N
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