45th President Donald J. Trump issued a statement via email from his “Save America” PAC Tuesday morning ahead of the Senate voting on the $1 trillion infrastructure spending bill, ripping Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) as “the most overrated man in politics” due to “working so hard to give Biden a victory”.
The Senate ultimately passed the infrastructure bill on Tuesday — with 19 Republicans — including Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) – joining all Democrats to approve the package. The vote was 69-30.
Statement by Donald J. Trump, 45th President of the United States of America:
Nobody will ever understand why Mitch McConnell allowed this non-infrastructure bill to be passed. He has given up all of his leverage for the big whopper of a bill that will follow.
I have quietly said for years that Mitch McConnell is the most overrated man in politics—now I don’t have to be quiet anymore.
He is working so hard to give Biden a victory, now they’ll go for the big one, including the biggest tax increases in the history of our Country.
The GOP members who voted in favor of the roughly $1 trillion bill were Sens. Roy Blunt of Missouri, Shelley Moore Capito of West Virginia, Bill Cassidy of Louisiana, Susan Collins of Maine, Kevin Cramer of North Dakota, Mike Crapo of Idaho, Chuck Grassley of Iowa.
Sens. John Hoeven of North Dakota, Deb Fischer of Nebraska, Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, Rob Portman of Ohio, Jim Risch of Idaho, Mitt Romney of Utah, Thom Tillis of North Carolina, Richard Burr of North Carolina, Lindsey Graham of South Carolina, Dan Sullivan of Alaska, Mitch McConnell of Kentucky and Roger Wicker of Mississippi.
This second spending plan is spearheaded by Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., the chairman of the budget committee. Republicans made clear Tuesday they’ll make it politically painful for Democrats to pass this second bill, which will not require any GOP support under a process called budget reconciliation, Fox News reported.
19 Republicans joined all 50 Democrats to pass the bill:
Blunt, Burr, Capito, Cassidy, Collins, Cramer, Crapo, Fischer, Graham, Grassley, Hoeven, McConnell, Murkowski, Portman, Risch, Romney, Sullivan, Tillis, Wicker
— Disclose.tv 🚨 (@disclosetv) August 10, 2021
Screenshot of President Donald Trump’s email statement: