Raising nearly $6 million from the beginning of this year, Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) is eyeing to help the candidates who challenge any Republican lawmakers in the House that would vote for Democrats’ $1 trillion infrastructure bill.
Speaking on Bannon’s War Room on Tuesday, Aug. 17, Greene vowed to fund primary challengers against those Republicans who will vote to pass the infrastructure package.
In the interview, Greene told “almost every single Republican” in the House that she will “personally spend money” to challenge them from the right if they support the bill that passed the Senate earlier this month, Forbes reported.
The news outlet citing FEC data reported that Greene has raked in $5.5 million in contributions since Jan. 1, making her one of the top fundraisers outside the House leadership.
In addition, her Save America Stop Socialism PAC has also raised $178,000 from the beginning of this year, which enables the congresswoman to back her promise.
The Senate on Aug. 10 approved the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act in a 69-30 vote, delivering a significant victory for President Joe Biden. Nineteen Republican senators joined the entire Democratic caucus to vote for the bill, while a majority (30) of Senate GOP members voted against it.
The bill focuses on infrastructures like roads, bridges, highways, and public transit, among other items.
Greene explained that she predicted some House GOP members could vote for the infrastructure bill so they can tell their constituents they “worked across the aisle.”
The Georgia lawmaker said the same goes for Democrats’ $3.5 trillion budget reconciliation bill, but it is unlikely any Republicans will support it.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said she would hold up the infrastructure bill until the Senate sends over the $3.5 trillion package to her desk.
Former President Donald Trump has also warned against those Republicans that vote for the infrastructure bill, saying, “It will be very hard for me to endorse anyone foolish enough to vote in favor of this deal.”
“Joe Biden’s infrastructure bill will be used against the Republican Party in the upcoming elections in 2022 and 2024,” Trump said in a statement on Aug. 7, in which he recommended Republican lawmakers to seize on the upcoming debt ceiling vote as leverage to trade with Democrats for a better bill.
The former president said that if the infrastructure bill “can’t be killed in the Senate, maybe it dies in the House.”