Senator John Kennedy (R-LA) went on Fox News Monday night to blow up so-called bipartisan efforts to pass the infrastructure bill.
Kennedy held nothing back when he tore that bill in an interview with Fox News presenter Laura Ingraham.
“Well, I can only give you my perspective, Laura,” said Kennedy. “I used to say yes to this bill. I mean who is not for infrastructure? I am also for children and prosperity. But then I got a copy of the invoice. And I noticed pretty quickly that there is a picture of this bill if you look up ‘stupid stuff’ in the dictionary. “
Kennedy went on to point out why this particular bill is so bad in his head.
“They told us it was a real infrastructure bill,” he added. “It’s not. Only 23% of the bill is real infrastructure. The rest is Green New Deal and Welfare. They told us the bill was paid. It’s not. We may have to borrow up to $ 400 billion to do that to pay.”
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“They told us there weren’t any – there were no tax increases,” Kennedy continued. “There are. My state has to pay $ 1.3 billion in new taxes on our petrochemical industry.”
“You told us, as you pointed out, that the Democrats were really suspicious of this bill, and if we pass this bill it would make it harder for them to pass their $ 5 trillion tax and the Spending Reconciliation Act to adopt. “he stated.
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“Well, if that’s true, then why did all Democrats vote for this infrastructure bill?” Kennedy concluded. “And finally, they told us it wasn’t going to add to inflation. But it will be.”
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After a false start last month, the $ 1 trillion bill cleared every test vote with no less than 66 votes, according to The New York Post. Kennedy is amazed how this actually happened.
“I don’t know why it got over 60 votes,” Kennedy said last night. “I don’t know, maybe drink a day?”
View Kennedy’s full interview below.
This piece was written by James Samson on August 10th, 2021. It originally appeared in LifeZette and is used with permission.
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