McAuliffe expresses frustration House hasn't passed infrastructure bill

McAuliffe expresses frustration House hasn't passed infrastructure bill
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Virginia Democratic gubernatorial nominee Terry McAuliffe on Sunday expressed his frustration that the House has yet to pass its infrastructure bill.

"We've got frustration with Washington. You know, why haven't we passed this infrastructure bill. It passed the U.S. Senate with 69 votes two months ago," McAuliffe said on CNN's "State of the Union." "We're tired of the chitty chat up in Washington. Get in a room and get this figured out."

"They're paid to get up Washington, get this done and the frustration is, why isn't it done by now? Sixty-nine votes in the Senate two months ago, get it done this week," McAuliffe added. 


"I notice that you said Washington, and you don't say Democrats. As you well know, you're talking about the Democratic president you helped elect and democratic controlled Congress. You're frustrated with their own party. Are they dragging you down?" host Dana BashDana BashJan. 6 panel chair says 'significant testimony' shows White House 'had been told to do something' Jan. 6 panel eying subpoenas to force Republican reps to cooperate Hogan says it's 'insane' anyone could watch Jan. 6 and believe it was 'just tourists looking at statues' MORE asked.

"You bet I'm frustrated," McAuliffe responded.

McAuliffe, who endorsed President Joe BidenJoe BidenPredictions of disaster for Democrats aren't guarantees of midterm failure A review of President Biden's first year on border policy  Vilsack accuses China of breaking commitments in Trump-era trade deal MORE last year, has since said that the president is "unpopular" in Virginia. 

Biden, who campaigned with McAuliffe in July, told the candidate he was "all in" on helping him in his election efforts following McAuliffe's victory in the state's Democratic primary. 

Recent polling published last week showed the governor's race in Virginia was a tight one as McAuliffe led with 49 percent of likely Virginia voters, while his Republican opponent Glenn Youngkin was behind at just 48 percent.