Newt discusses the recent infrastructure bill vote from the Senate and what it means for the future of the Republican party.
The Ingraham Angle
August 10, 2021
It’s very hard to understand. I agree with Jim, I can’t understand why a single Republican senator would’ve voted for this. It didn’t meet any of the standards they promised. It isn’t paid for. It isn’t restricted just to infrastructure. It does have tax increases in it. It has all sorts of left-wing proposals and projects and ideas. It massively pays off Schumer in New York City with what I think is an enormously expensive tunnel that is probably larger than about half the states sure of infrastructure part of this. And it has no really serious reforms in it. I can’t imagine how these Republicans can go home with a straight face suggesting that they voted for something that’s truly bipartisan. And of course, it’s all going to get worse in the house. Because Pelosi is running a dictatorship and she has absolute control of her narrow margins. It’s a sufficient margin. Who knows what’s going to come back? I think from the standpoint of any conservative voter in America, this is a disaster. It’s an unnecessary disaster and it’s a self-inflicted wound by the senate Republicans.
No. Look I think the Democrats are caught in the logic of Bernie Sanders and AOC and the left wing of the party. I think Jim just captured it perfectly. This bill could be entitled socialism now. That’s why Bernie Sanders is excited. This bill could be entitled “More inflation faster.” That’s what Larry Summers the Democratic former sectary of treasury has been trying to warn them about. And this bill is a further reminder that the Biden administration is committed to treating illegal immigrants better than they treat Americans. I think it’s very significant that the Biden administration refuses to tell us where they are sending people. Last month they had 210,000 illegal immigrants that we know off, which is about the city of Birmingham, Alabama. We have no idea where they were sent. No idea how many of them had COVID. No idea how many had criminal records. A friend of mine told me, we haven’t verified it, that they are being flown into Hawaii. If that turns out to be true, then you’re in a situation where you the average viewer can’t afford to go to Hawaii for vacation but there are seats being taken on planes by an illegal immigrant. It’ll tell you just how sick this administration is.