Romney pushes Biden to ‘live up to the bipartisanship he preached’
Sen. Mitt Romney (R-Utah) on Thursday said President Biden 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.”
A Senate evenly split between both parties and a bare Democratic House majority are hardly a mandate to “go it alone.” The President should live up to the bipartisanship he preached in his inaugural address.
— Mitt Romney (@MittRomney) April 1, 2021
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 Klain 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.
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 Trump in both his impeachment trials.