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GOP governor: Infrastructure proposal looks more like the Green New Deal

Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves (R) on Sunday weighed in on President Biden’s $2 trillion infrastructure proposal, saying it looks more like the Green New Deal, an ambitious climate proposal touted by progressives.

“It looks more like the Green New Deal than it looks like an infrastructure plan,” Reeves told host Jake Tapper on CNN’s “State of the Union.”

“The problem with this particular plan though is although the Biden administration is calling it an infrastructure plan, it looks more like a $2 trillion tax hike plan to me,” Reeves said.

“That’s going to lead to significant challenges in our economy, it’s going to lead to a slowing GDP, it’s going to lead to Americans losing significant numbers of jobs,” Reeves added.

The governor went on to say that infrastructure is an area in which “Republicans and Democrats ought to be able to come together and do something good for the country.”

But he said that Biden’s proposal is a “political statement and not a statement on trying to improve our infrastructure for America,” pointing to subsidies for electric vehicles.

Reeves said that if the administration “will do what the president has said he wants to do, which is work with Republicans, I believe we can come up with a plan that we can afford, one that we can pay for, and one that truly invests in the infrastructure needs of this country.”

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