Calm Down about the Infrastructure Bill

Source: Commentary
by John Podhoretz

“On August 10, nineteen Republican senators voted for the ‘hard infrastructure’ bill after extensive negotiations to reduce its size. It passed the Senate by a vote of 69-30. Among those voting for it was Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell. They came from every part of the country and included members of every ideological camp of the party. In historical terms, I’d say this was in line with the way parties behave in the first year of a presidency: Biden did win the White House, Democrats held the House and Senate, and they got themselves one big bill with some support from the other party. … But then came the Wile E. Coyote House Democrats. … progressives in the House lit upon a strategy to hold the bill that could pass hostage to the very stuff the Senate had eliminated from it to get it through.” (11/06/21)