Former Republican New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie claimed Sunday that former President Donald Trump wants to tank the infrastructure bill because “he didn’t do it himself.”
Well, he’s saying ‘tank the bill,’ I suspect because he didn’t do it himself,” Christie said on ABC News’ “This Week.” “The bottom line on the infrastructure bill is that Republicans and a number of Republicans in the Senate, have said ‘ok, we’re willing to go out and do this’ and the reason they’re willing to do this is because there’s broad public support for much of what they’re talking about in the bill.”
The former president criticized the seventeen Senate Republicans who voted in favor of moving the $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill forward for a final vote and warned that it will be a “victory” for Democrats in a July 28 statement.
“Hard to believe our Senate Republicans are dealing with the Radical Left Democrats in making a so-called bipartisan bill on ‘infrastructure,’ with our negotiators headed up by SUPER RINO Mitt Romney,” Trump said. “This will be a victory for the [President Joe] Biden Administration and Democrats, and will be heavily used in the 2022 election. It is a loser for the USA, and a terrible deal, and makes Republicans look weak, foolish, and dumb.”
“If we start doing what Yvette [Pena-O’Sullivan] wants to do, the Republicans are going to walk, they will. They’ll say I’m walking because I support universal broadband, bridges, tunnels, airports,” the former New Jersey governor told host George Stephanopoulos.