GOP Rep: ‘Pelosi Knows She’s On The Way Out,’ Needs Spending Deal Before Dems Lose In Midterms by Martin Walsh for The Conservative Brief
Tennessee Republican Rep. Tim Burchett is arguing that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is only trying to push the Democrats’ massive $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill and $3.5 trillion reconciliation bill for one reason: politics.
Burchett argued that Pelosi “knows she’s on the way out” and needs to pass these massive spending bills now because Democrats, he predicts, are going to lose control of the U.S. House of Representatives in the 2022 midterm elections.
“A lot of this stuff doesn’t even have to do with traditional infrastructure,” Burchett said.
“I just think they’re out of touch, this leadership, the Democratic leadership,” he said. “They’re sacrificing a lot of their moderate members,” forcing them “to take these tough votes that they really shouldn’t have to do. It’s short-sighted on their part, but I think it goes deeper than that. Pelosi knows she’s on the way out and she’s got to cut a deal and this is her legacy in some liberal utopia.”
Last month, the Democrat-controlled U.S. Senate passed the infrastructure bill. But it’s facing serious headwinds in the House.
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce has opposed the bill and several House Democrats have said it will vote for the infrastructure bill only if the $3.5 trillion Build Back Better Act passes first.
Burchett said he wishes the federal government would attempt to balance its budget and instead of passing massive bills without any way to actually pay for them.
“There’s $256 billion that’s going to add to the debt,” Burchett said of the Congressional Budget Office’s estimate. “At this pace, what does that even matter anymore? It matters to people like me. It matters to people in Tennessee.”