Former President Donald Trump urged Congressional Republicans Wednesday to make every effort to block Democrats’ $3.5 trillion budget resolution from passing the Senate after a $1.2 trillion bipartisan infrastructure plan failed an initial test vote.
“Republicans must take seriously the effort by Democrats to completely change America through the Reconciliation Process,” the 45th president said in a statement. “Democrats are now suggesting that budget reconciliation can be used to pass Mail-In Ballot legislation as well as trying to include Amnesty in their infrastructure package.
“The infrastructure package has little to do with infrastructure as we know it, bridges, roads, tunnels, etc., but is a dramatic expansion of Government that will cost much more than the $3.5 trillion being discussed,” Trump added. “Don’t let this happen!”
Democrats are hoping to pass the smaller infrastructure bill through the Senate before ramming through the larger budget resolution via reconciliation, which only requires 51 votes. With the Senate split 50-50 and