Sen. Lindsey Graham accused Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer Monday of trying to thwart ongoing negotiations over a bipartisan infrastructure bill by scheduling an initial test vote before the measure’s text has been finalized.
“We’re not going to proceed to a bill that’s not written, because that makes no sense,” Graham told Fox News’ “The Ingraham Angle”.
Earlier Monday, Schumer filed cloture on a motion to proceed to debate on the $1.2 trillion package, the details of which are still being hammered out by a group of senators from both parties. One of the lead negotiators, Sen. Rob Portman (R-Ohio) has accused Schumer of setting an “arbitrary deadline” of Wednesday to finish writing the bill.
“Chuck Schumer’s trying to blow this effort up … Filing cloture on a bill that doesn’t exist is insane,” Graham said before imploring President Biden to “get on the phone to Schumer and tell him to stand down.”
“Tell him that ‘You’re undercutting an