President Joe Biden accused Republicans of hypocrisy for lining up against his vast infrastructure bill after warning for years that America was falling behind rivals due to decaying roads, railways, and airports.
He claimed Republicans risk losing the support of voters if they oppose his plan as he used an address on the March jobs report to sell his $2.3 billion proposal on Friday.
A day earlier, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell promised to fight the White House “every step of the way.”
But Biden suggested his opponents were playing politics when it was vital to spend money replacing lead pipes or updating hospitals run by the Department of Veterans Affairs.
“If the Republicans argue that we don’t need infrastructure now, they’ve been talking about the need for it for years,” he said.
Former President Donald Trump repeatedly called for Congress to pass a major infrastructure package.