The bipartisan infrastructure framework negotiations have seemingly driven an inflation-shaped wedge between centrist Republican senators and other party members.
Of the 11 Republicans senators who endorsed the so-called bipartisan proposal, just four — Bill Cassidy of Louisiana, Lindsey Graham of South Carolina, Rob Portman of Ohio, and Mike Rounds of South Dakota — publicly commented on claims made by other members of their own party that passing either of the $1 trillion physical infrastructure package or Democratic leadership’s $3.5 trillion Build Back Better budget reconciliation plan will exacerbate the current inflationary run.
Furthermore, only Graham has commented on the inflationary impact the bipartisan plan could have. During an appearance on Laura Ingraham’s Monday night broadcast, he issued an endorsement of the president’s assertion that “if your primary concern right now is inflation, you should be even more enthusiastic about” the bipartisan effort.
In between long attacks on the $3.5 trillion plan and Biden’s immigration strategies, Ingraham questioned the