Fetterman slams Sinema over infrastructure: ‘Democrats need to vote like Democrats’
Pennsylvania Lt. Governor John Fetterman (D) on Wednesday publicly criticized Sen. Kyrsten Sinema (D-Ariz.) for voicing opposition to a $3.5 trillion price tag on a spending package that includes large swaths of President Biden’s jobs and families plan.
“In unprecedented times like these, Democrats need to vote like Democrats,” Fetterman, a U.S. Senate candidate, said in a statement. “We have the majority, we have the presidency, we have the House, we have the Senate – so let’s act like it and finally deliver Biden’s agenda to the American people.”
In unprecedented times like these, Democrats need to vote like Democrats.
You looking for that 51st vote?
It me. https://t.co/nvHjW9zOvw
— John Fetterman (@JohnFetterman) July 28, 2021
Fetterman joined a chorus of progressive lawmakers who took shots at Sinema after she condemned the spending bill’s $3.5 trillion price tag while expressing support for starting debate on the budget resolution that lays the ground work for the spending package backed by Democrats.
“I have … made clear that while I will support beginning this process, I do not support a bill that costs $3.5 trillion,” she reportedly said, according to the Arizona Republic.
Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Rep. Mondaire Jones (D-N.Y.) also slammed Sinema on Wednesday, with Ocasio-Cortez writing, “Good luck tanking your own party’s investment.”