Jayapal: Republicans ‘not actually interested in bipartisanship’

Rep. Pramilia Jayapal (D-Wash.)
Greg Nash

Rep. Pramila Jayapal (D-Wash.) tweeted on Thursday that Republicans aren’t looking for bipartisanship when it comes to President Biden’s infrastructure plan. 

“Let’s not water down a bill for a party that’s not actually interested in bipartisanship or wait for Republicans to have some awakening on climate change,” Jayapal tweeted.

“Let’s move with the urgency and boldness that this moment calls for,” she added.

The GOP came out against Biden’s infrastructure plan, calling it a “far-left wish list” that includes “reckless spending, higher taxes and a less competitive business environment” in order “to appease the far-left special interest groups occupying the swamp.”

Jayapal’s tweet comes after Sen. Mitt Romney (R-Utah.) tweeted that Biden needed to push for bipartisanship in Congress like he said he would during his inaugural address.

White House chief of staff Ron Klain said on Thursday that Biden’s infrastructure plan could get passed through the budget reconciliation process without the need for any Republican votes but that he does hope some Republicans embrace the plan.

White House press secretary Jen Psaki says that Biden wants to see the infrastructure plan passed by this summer.

Biden has offered to discuss the $2.25 trillion proposal with Democrats and Republicans in the Oval Office. 

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