(RepublicanNews.org) – After wrangling over details for weeks, Democrats and Republicans finally negotiated the beginnings of a bipartisan infrastructure plan. On Wednesday, July 28, Democrats successfully pushed the measure through the Senate to begin work on the final bill. However, Democrats never would have succeeded if not for the assistance of 17 Republicans who broke rank and voted with them.
As one might expect, Sen. Mitt Romney (R-UT) sided with Democrats. After all, he was one of only seven Republican senators who voted to convict former President Donald Trump at the conclusion of his February impeachment trial.
Trump swiftly responded to the Republicans’ mass defection. In particular, he singled out Romney, calling him a “Super RINO,” a Republican In Name Only.
— judyann451 (@judyannaggie) July 29, 2021
As the former president explained, it was hard to understand the logic of putting Romney on the Republicans’ team to negotiate with “radical” Democrats in the first place.
Their effort to work with Democrats merely served to make Republican senators look “weak” and “foolish.” Besides, according to the former president, the bill was “terrible” and a losing proposition for America.
Four other Republican senators who voted to convict Trump at his impeachment voted alongside Romney — Susan Collins (ME), Bill Cassidy (LA), Lisa Murkowski (AK), and Richard Burr (NC).
Copyright 2021, RepublicanNews.org