Former President Donald Trump slammed Senate Republicans on Thursday after the upper chamber voted to take up debate on a bipartisan infrastructure package, blasting Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) as “weak” lashing out at the rest of “RINOs,” short for moving forward with the deal.
“Under the weak leadership of Mitch McConnell, Senate Republicans continue to lose,” Trump said in a statement. “He lost Arizona, he lost Georgia, he ignored Election Fraud and he doesn’t fight.”
“Now he’s giving Democrats everything they want and getting nothing in return,” he continued. “No deal is better than a bad deal. Fight for America, not for special interests and Radical Democrats. RINOs are ruining America, right alongside Communist Democrats.”
Trump’s attack on his party’s Senate leadership came a day after lawmakers voted 67-32 to greenlight a debate on the infrastructure deal, which includes $1.2 trillion for projects such as roads, bridges, public transit and broadband internet. The $1.2 trillion includes $579 billion in new spending.
While the infrastructure deal still faces a series of legislative hurdles, Wednesday’s vote was seen as a major win for President Biden, who had championed the negotiations between a bipartisan group of senators.
President Donald J. Trump:
"Under the weak leadership of Mitch McConnell, Senate Republicans continue to lose. He lost Arizona, he lost Georgia, he ignored Election Fraud and he doesn’t fight. Now he’s giving Democrats everything they want and getting nothing in return… pic.twitter.com/F8wXj7aYpe
— Liz Harrington (@realLizUSA) July 29, 2021