On Tuesday, Reuters reported, the Senate passed President Joe Biden’s $1 trillion infrastructure bill.
While the move was welcomed by Democrats, former President Donald Trump has argued that the bill is a chilling sign of things to come. According to the Washington Examiner, Trump sent out an email recently in which he warned, “This is not an infrastructure bill, this is the beginning of the Green New Deal.”
“The bill I proposed, which Mitch McConnell couldn’t do anything with, was pure infrastructure,” the former president wrote. “I want what is best for America, not what’s best for the Communist Democrat Party.”
In contrast, Trump insisted that his successor’s proposal “will be a big victory for the Democrats and will be used against Republicans in the upcoming elections.”
Trump then unfavorably compared the leadership style exhibited by Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) with that of his Democratic counterpart, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (NY).
“Schumer is using the threat of ‘we can do it the hard way or do it the easy way’ and keeping people in town. McConnell never did that on a real infrastructure bill. Hopefully the House will be much stronger than the Senate.”
This isn’t the first time Trump has gone after members of his own party regarding the infrastructure plan. The Examiner noted that he made similar statements in an email last month.
“The RINOs in the Senate are delivering a big win by caving to the Radical Democrats on infrastructure,” Trump said in July.
The former president added: “Once they pass this bill out of the Senate, it will sit in the House until they get steamrolled by the biggest government expansion in a generation.”
Backlash against GOP
Fox News revealed that 19 Republican senators voted to pass Biden’s infrastructure bill on Tuesday, and that group included noted Trump critics such as Utah Sen. Mitt Romney (R) and Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R).
Interestingly, Trump’s words placed him on the same side as National Review Online editor Philip Klein. As Breitbart noted, Klein de-registered as a Republican in 2016 to protest Trump’s candidacy.
Klein published an op-ed piece on Monday in which he accused the Senate Republican supporters of the infrastructure bill of engaging in “apathetic surrender that has been built on a mountain of lies.”