White House Blames Congressional Republicans for ‘No Courage’ to Support Infrastructure Bill
By Fox News // October 1, 2021
ABOVE VIDEO: White House press secretary Psaki holds a briefing as progressives threaten the president’s domestic agenda.
(FOX NEWS) – The White House took digs at congressional Republicans, saying there is “no real courage” from House members to support the bipartisan infrastructure bill.
During the White House’s daily press conference on Friday, press secretary Jen Psaki was asked by Fox News’ Jacqui Heinrich if the White House believes the progressives in Congress were to blame for the hold-up of infrastructure and budget reconciliation bills in the House that has furloughed thousands of Department of Transportation workers.
In response, Psaki suggested that Senate Republicans who voted against the measure were pressured by party leadership and “special interests” to do so.
“They could come forward and support it as 19 Republicans in the Senate did, but instead they have chosen to be influenced by, whether it’s pharmaceutical companies or other special interests or just to be strong armed by their leadership, not to support legislation that many, including members of the Problem Solvers Caucus, suggested they may,” Psaki said.
“So it just requires a majority to support legislation in Congress and we haven’t seen any real courage from the Republican side in the House,” she continued.
House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., blasted the Democrats over the thousands of furloughed Department of Transportation workers.
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