People on social media are trashing Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) after he took to the floor Monday to demand any debate around the infrastructure bill be stopped
As revealed by Rep. Chip Roy (R-TX), the Republican strategy is to slow-walk all legislation until after the 2022 midterm elections. So, when McConnell and Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME) protested starting the floor debate, it made some wonder if they were slow-walking the bill for exactly that reason.
No Republicans have supported any of the major legislation proposed over the past six months under Democratic rule, leading many political prognosticators to assume that they will oppose Biden’s infrastructure bill as well.
Over the weekend, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC), whose state is suffering from horrible infrastructure problems, threatened that he would leave town in order to stop Democrats from passing the bill.
Naturally, internet users are furious. Check out some reactions to McConnell’s move below.
“I think we need to see the bill before we decide to vote,” McConnell said
— Manu Raju (@mkraju) July 19, 2021
Pretty sure there is NOBODY more out of touch with "American Families" than Moscow Corporate Mitch McConnell!!! #TrickleDownMcConnell #MoscowOutOfTouchMcConnell #MoneyForMeAndNoneForThee https://t.co/NYSybThQNa
— Cinderella #Team America 👢❄️👢 (@Cinderella5280) July 19, 2021
Mitch admits the GOP will block the bipartisan bill just as he planned to do the entire time.
— PCR RitesGood (@pcrritesgood) July 19, 2021
I think Chuck Shumer should suspend the filibuster
— Stephanie Rader (she/her)🌈 (@StephanieRade18) July 19, 2021
Just give up on the bipartisan bill and push it through the budget. They've had their shot. They think they are the only ones who can play games. Time for Dems to toughen up.
— Ghost of Elijah (@Kasual_One) July 19, 2021
— Leasa Fisher (@lfishgirl67) July 19, 2021
McConnell had votes on a $2 trillion tax cut and an ACA repeal that would have uninsured 20 million before anyone saw any bill. https://t.co/EAbJOJLEco
— LOL GOP (@LOLGOP) July 19, 2021
If it was just a debate, sure, but it's not. Republicans don't want to do anything until after midterms.
— Heather Dawn (@Heather41349081) July 19, 2021
mitch mcconnell and senate republicans want your family to die in a bridge collapse https://t.co/E46Upe99Pk
— Oliver Willis (@owillis) July 19, 2021
Mitch McConnell is blocking every Democratic effort to improve the lives of most Americans. Whether it is climate change, mj, health care etc.etc. If Biden says ice cream is good McConnell will say its' bad. #GOPLies
— united personnel (@rocketdick72) July 19, 2021
So let me get this straight: Republicans claim to be the party of “family values,” but not a single Republican in Congress voted for the Child Tax Credit?
— Robert Reich (@RBReich) July 19, 2021
The Brent Spence bridge is a nerve wracking experience. I wonder how many times he has been on it.
— HBOMax intern 🇺🇸🇨🇦🇳🇴 (@ScottQuenette) July 19, 2021
At this point it’s clear they’d rather America burn than let it prosper under a Democratic government
— Marco (@marcoadgf) July 19, 2021