Mitch McConnell defends vote for ‘popular’ infrastructure bill

Mitch McConnell defends vote for ‘popular’ infrastructure bill

Senate Republican Minority Leader Mitch McConnell defended his vote for a $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill in the face of backlash from conservatives and criticism from former President Donald Trump.

McConnell said Thursday it was a victory that the infrastructure piece was split from the larger Build Back Better social spending plan, which the Kentucky senator said was doomed to die in the Senate if it gets through the House of Representatives.

“What it did was separate something that’s popular, 75 percent of Americans want to see the infrastructure addressed, from something that’s unpopular, which is what they were left with after that,” McConnell said on Fox News Radio’s “The Guy Benson Show” on Thursday.

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His vote was conditioned on the bill not altering

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