Benson13 » 02 Dec 2021, 3:46 pm » wrote: ↑
But as the vote came close, Trump begged with his allies to kill the effort, allowing Democrats to argue that Trump wants the country to fail. Trump has teased that he may run for president in 2024 and if elected he could have attempted an "infrastructure week" again, so it's unclear if that was his thinking.
"Rep. Don Young knew the call would not end well, as the Alaska Republican forcefully rejected Donald Trump’s plea to oppose the more than $1 trillion infrastructure legislation," the Post report said. "How did the former president take the news?"
“Not well,” Young told the Post, noting that the good news is that there wasn't any shouting. “I think his policy is just so good. Just shut up — that’s all he has to do. He’s not going to. I know that.”Only 13 Republicans in the House were willing to support the bill, and Trump has pledged to punish them with primary challenges and an effort to bring them down in 2022. The 13 Republicans, however, seem to be taking the bet that by the midterm election Trump will forget about his opposition and be onto another fight.
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Meanwhile, however, the Republican Party is in crisis as Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) desperately clings to his only hope of becoming the Speaker of the House. While the GOP majority leader was able to control his caucus with donations from lobbyists, PACS and corporations, many of those members, like Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA), can raise their own funds and don't need the help from the GOP leadership. If she can help raise more money for the caucus, she could ultimately end up being more powerful than McCarthy next year.