Daily Poster founder David Sirota says the argument from moderate House Democrats for voting on the $1.2 trillion infrastructure package separately from the $3.5 trillion reconciliation package is a “fake argument.”
A group of nine Democrats, led by Rep. Josh GottheimerJoshua (Josh) GottheimerModerates split over climate plans in Democrats' spending package Bleak midterm outlook shadows bitter Democratic battle Democrats downplay deadlines on Biden's broad spending plan MORE (D-N.J.) have pushed Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiSen. Ron Johnson hoping for Democratic 'gridlock' on reconciliation package Virginia race looms as dark cloud over Biden's agenda Biden struggles to rein in Saudi Arabia amid human rights concerns MORE (D-Calif.) to pass the infrastructure package separately, arguing that the package was urgent to begin certain infrastructure projects in their districts.
Speaking on Hill TV’s “Rising,” Sirota, said the argument was a “misdirect” for the fact that the members’ biggest oppose the larger reconciliation package which includes funding for Democratic priorities such as climate change and anti-poverty.
“The argument that we can't wait two weeks, three weeks, four weeks, because we need to get the shovels in the ground — that doesn’t make any sense in the real world. It's a fake argument,” Sirota said.
“It is a misdirect designed to distract from what's really at play here,” he continued. “These members of Congress — their biggest donors — want that infrastructure bill. They do not want the anti-poverty, climate budget bill. That is exactly what's going on here.”
Watch part of the interview above