Ten Republican senators released a joint statement Wednesday night railing against President Joe Biden’s offer to reach out for compromise on infrastructure talks as mere lip service to bipartisanship.
“We’ll be open to good ideas and good faith negotiations,” Biden said earlier Wednesday promoting his $2.3 trillion dollar infrastructure plan with an invitation to Republicans for a seat at the table in congressional-White House negotiations. “Changes are certain.”
Republicans who met with Biden on the last major package of legislation rammed through the Democrat-controlled legislature, however, called Biden’s comments hollow words in a joint statement. Those who signed include Susan Collins of Maine, Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, Bill Cassidy of Louisiana, Mitt Romney of Utah, Rob Portman of Ohio, Shelley Moore Capito of West Virginia, Todd Young of Indiana, Jerry Moran of Kansas, Mike Rounds of South Dakota, and Thom Tillis of North Carolina.
“In good faith, our group of 10 Republicans worked together to draft a sixth COVID-19