(PresidentialInsider.com)- Republicans who thought that conservative members of Congress would fight back against President Joe Biden’s dangerous policy proposals, including his $2 trillion infrastructure deal that is expected to include a variety of extremist measures taken straight from AOC and the Green New Deal, might be disappointed to learn that Senate Republicans are actually willing to compromise.
Republican Senator John Barrasso of Wyoming told “This Week” on ABC on Sunday that his Republican colleagues were willing to bend to Joe Biden’s demands on the deal, saying, “there’s a deal to be had.”
“Well, what we’re working with, and as Shelley talked to President Biden Thursday, I’ve been working regularly with the — with the other Joe, powerful Joe in Washington, Joe Manchin. And we’re focusing on core infrastructure. President Biden calls it hard infrastructure as opposed to soft infrastructure,” he said.
To be fair, Senator Barrosso did go on to say that the deal could be made if the Democrats “leave things out like the Green New Deal, and recyclable cafeteria trays and climate justice,” but those aren’t the only far-left proposals that are expected to be included in the deal.
Sean Hannity revealed in March how out of the total $2.3 trillion deal, only $650 billion was set aside for roads and bridges. The rest was planned to retrofitting homes, creating new green schools, and even expanding Medicaid.
Billions more, Hannity added, would be “used to permanently cap oil and gas wells.”
Are Senate Republicans really ready to make a deal on this?
Republicans may be happy to learn that some measures are being rejected outright, but the entire plan is deeply un-Republican in nature owing in part to the massive cost.
Trump-supporting Republicans are likely to be angry at Senate Democrats, led by establishment Republican Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, working with Democrats without demands to stop the legislation entirely.
How can there be a deal to be had when the entire plan is focused on everything but infrastructure?