(JustPatriots.com)- Far-left House Speaker Nancy Pelosi was forced to abandon her plan to hold a vote in the House of Representatives on the so-called “bipartisan” infrastructure bill last Thursday. It followed a group of ultra-progressive legislators in the house refusing to throw their support behind the deal, even though President Joe Biden desperately wants it to pass.
Pelosi had initially told those lawmakers that they should prepare for a vote, which was a U-turn in itself from Pelosi’s original plan on denying a vote on the package until Republicans voted in favor of their massive $3.5 trillion spending plan.
However, even though Pelosi has finally accepted that Republicans shouldn’t be forced to accept their second extreme spending package, Democratic progressive haven’t.
Extreme-left Rep. Pramila Jayapal claimed that “these two bills need to go together,” and refused to vote in favor of passing the first package.
Pelosi finally give in herself after President Joe Biden gave a speech promoting his extreme “Build Back Better” plan last Thursday, before he jetted off to Europe, in which he tried to make it appear as though he supports compromise.
He told the nation that he had pitched a “framework” to legislators and that he hoped the infrastructure bill would pass, but Democrats just aren’t working with him.
“After months of tough and thoughtful negotiations I think we have an historic – I know we have – an historic economic framework,” he said.
The vote has now been delayed until next week, but it still remains unclear whether Pelosi’s radical Democrats in the House will be on board with getting rid of their leverage – the requirement for Republicans to back their $3.5 trillion spending package in order to get the infrastructure bill passed.
It’s also unclear whether Biden can even count on the votes of moderate Democratic Senators Kyrsten Sinema and Joe Manchin.
If the Democrats can’t even rally behind Biden’s unprecedented spending plans, then why do they think the Republicans should get behind it, too?