Democrat-aligned Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY) and Rep. John Katko (R-NY) on Monday celebrated being publicly called “RINOs.”
According to a Bloomberg reporter, Cheney and Katko passed one another outside the House chamber. Cheney shouted at Katko, “Hey, it’s the RINO!”
“Takes one to know one,” Katko replied, acknowledging their political opposition to American First Republicanism.
Katko, the ranking member on the House’s Homeland Security Committee, is one of 13 Republicans facing criticism for backing the $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill President Joe Biden signed into law Monday.
Katko’s vote was instrumental in unlocking the infrastructure bill from Democrat infighting, relieving pressure on the Biden-Harris administration. As a result, several House Republicans have demanded the 13 enabling members be stripped of their committee assignments.