Romney pushes Biden to 'live up to the bipartisanship he preached'

Sen. Mitt RomneyWillard (Mitt) Mitt RomneyRomney, Sinema teaming up on proposal to raise minimum wage Family policy that could appeal to the right and the left Press: Corporate America defies the GOP MORE (R-Utah) on Thursday said President BidenJoe BidenHouse panel approves bill to set up commission on reparations Democrats to offer bill to expand Supreme Court Former Israeli prime minister advises Iran to 'cool down' amid nuclear threats MORE needs to push for bipartisanship in government while Congress is closely split between Democrats and Republicans.

“A Senate evenly split between both parties and a bare Democratic House majority are hardly a mandate to 'go it alone,’ ” Romney tweeted Thursday. “The President should live up to the bipartisanship he preached in his inaugural address.”


The Senate has 50 Republicans and 50 Democrats, with Vice President Harris breaking ties, while the House only has a slight Democratic majority with 219 Democrats and 211 Republicans.

White House chief of staff Ron KlainRon KlainForgiving K in school loans would free 36 million student borrowers from debt: data Overnight Defense: Biden makes his Afghanistan decision Armed Services chairman knocks White House for 'dragging their feet' on budget request MORE said Thursday that he could pass Biden’s infrastructure plan through the budget reconciliation process without a vote from Republicans, the same process used to pass the $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief package.

However, Klain does hope to get some Republicans on board with the plan.

Biden ran his campaign on uniting the country and called for Democrats and Republicans to work together in his inaugural address.


Biden met with Republican senators in the Oval Office when the coronavirus relief package was being debated to try to find common ground on the issue. 

However, Republicans and Democrats have been at odds over major issues including gun control after recent mass shootings and Georgia’s voting laws.

Romney is the only Republican senator who voted to convict former President TrumpDonald TrumpTrump mocks Murkowski, Cheney election chances Race debate grips Congress US reentry to Paris agreement adds momentum to cities' sustainability efforts MORE in both his impeachment trials.