Democrats complain Republicans are “running out the clock” on infrastructure negotiations to potentially harm Democrats during the 2022 midterm elections.
President Joe Biden has continued negotiating with Sen. Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) and other congressional Republicans on a potential bipartisan deal to settle the matter. Republican support for infrastructure remains potentially critical to shore up support in the Senate for the proposal, given that Democrats have a 50-50 split majority in the Senate.
However, as the negotiations stall with little progress, some Democrats warn Republicans will string Democrats along to potentially harm Democrats’ House and Senate majorities during the 2022 midterms.
Jim Messina, Obama’s former deputy chief of staff, said not to “make that mistake again” by repeating the errors of Democrats’ negotiations with Republicans on the Affordable Care Act (ACA) or Obamacare.
“When you look back on my ACA days, it should’ve been apparent to us at