Donald Trump has urged U.S. Senate Republicans not to show they can work with Democrats through quickly agreeing to a $1.2 trillion infrastructure package.
The former president wants the GOP to abandon talks until a fair election is held in the New Year. He expects Republicans will regain control of Congress after the 2022 midterm election.
“Do not do the infrastructure deal, wait until after we get proper election results in 2022 or otherwise, and regain a strong negotiating stance,” he said in a statement. “Republicans, do not let the ‘radical left’ play you for weak fools and losers!”
Trump believes Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) and a group of ‘Republicans In Name Only’ (RINOs) are “agreeing to almost anything” for a good relationship with their political opponents.
“Senate Republicans are being absolutely savaged by Democrats on the so-called ‘bipartisan’ infrastructure bill,” he said. “Mitch McConnell and his small group of RINOs wants nothing more than to get a deal done at any cost to prove that he can work with the ‘radical left’ Democrats.”
The former president referred to several Republican senators who are working on the package including Mitt Romney (Utah), Rob Portman (Ohio), and Susan Collins (Maine). They are expected to finalize the agreement before the end of the week, according to The Hill.
Portman revealed on July 25 both sides of the aisle are very close to agreeing on the package, and the bipartisan group is “about 90 percent of the way there.”
“We are going to legislate the language with colleagues and with staff, and I feel good about getting that done this week,” he said according to News Block. “We have one issue outstanding and we are not getting much response from the Democrats on it.”
The senator confirmed mass transit funding is the last issue to resolve.
“It is about mass transit,” he said according to Newsmax. “Our transit number is generous, we increased transit in this proposal. We also increased the formula going forward–that is the one issue that is outstanding frankly at this point.”
Former White House chief of staff Mark Meadows confirmed the infrastructure package will only be ticketed as ostensibly for Democrat-run cities.
“When we start to look at it, no one is against roads and bridges working for them,” he said on Newsmax’s “America Right Now.” “What they are against is the Washington, D.C., establishment actually spending their dollars on their behalf but not necessarily their priorities.”