When I become the next Senator from Missouri, I will fight against business as usual, products of the swamp such as this “infrastructure” bill, said Greitens.
Navy SEAL & former Missouri Governor Eric Greitens-- the MAGA candidate for the Show-Me State's open US Senate seat-- made headlines this week, slamming the "infrastructure" bill in Washington.
Greitens released the following statement:
We all agree that America’s infrastructure is in desperate need of updating and fixing. However, the so - called infrastructure bill making its way through Congress is a trillion-dollar boondoggle that doesn’t address the core roadblocks to ensuring a better future for all Americans. The bill is a slush fund for corporate special interests which does not restore the popular Keystone XL pipeline, does not rein in unnecessary regulations that make it costly and difficult to build, does not reform labor laws that make many projects unaffordable, and it empowers climate extremists to litigate important projects into the ground.
No Republican Senator or Representative should support this sham, much less whip votes and lobby in its favor.
Only about $110 billion out of the entire $1 trillion dollar plan actually goes to fixing roads, bridges, ports, waterways and other necessary projects. Instead, liberal projects like the Green New Deal and a pilot program for a national per-mile user fee will be funded with massive amounts of taxpayers’ money.
It is also vital to realize that this horrible piece of legislation will lead to other horrible pieces of legislation through the budget reconciliation process.
Congress had a real opportunity to pass a significant infrastructure bill when President Donald J. Trump was in office, but today’s legislation is nothing more than appeasement to the Democrats’ liberal agenda and special interest groups who will be the largest beneficiaries of this bill.
Republicans in Washington D.C. should know better than to be duped by Democrats’ usual, pathetic games which do nothing but hurt America.
When I become the next Senator from Missouri, I will fight against business as usual, products of the swamp such as this “infrastructure” bill.
Some of the MAGA movement's strongest surrogates applauded Greitens, including former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani & Newsmax TV Host Steve Cortes.