The White House took digs at congressional Republicans, saying there’s “no real courage” from House members to assist the bipartisan infrastructure invoice.
During the White House’s every day press convention on Friday, press secretary Jen Psaki was requested by Fox News’ Jacqui Heinrich if the White House believes the progressives in Congress had been in charge for the hold-up of infrastructure and price range reconciliation payments within the House that has furloughed hundreds of Department of Transportation staff.
In response, Psaki prompt that Senate Republicans who voted towards the measure had been pressured by get together management and “special interests” to take action.
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“They could come forward and support it as 19 Republicans in the Senate did, but instead they have chosen to be influenced by, whether it’s pharmaceutical companies or other special interests or just to be strong armed by their leadership, not to support legislation that many, including members of the Problem Solvers Caucus, suggested they may,” Psaki mentioned.
“So it just requires a majority to support legislation in Congress and we haven’t seen any real courage from the Republican side in the House,” she continued.
House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., blasted the Democrats over the hundreds of furloughed Department of Transportation staff.
“Thousands of Transportation workers are furloughed this morning because your government – controlled entirely by Democrats – failed to fund their programs,” the California Republican tweeted.
“Speaker Pelosi manufactured this crisis so she can use American families as leverage for her big government socialist agenda,” he added.
During the press convention, Psaki refused to foretell the timing on when the infrastructure invoice might go the House.
“I’m not going to make a prediction on whether there will or will not be a vote,” Psaki instructed reporters. “I’ll leave that to Speaker Pelosi,” she added.
Biden is at Capitol Hill to talk with members of the House Democratic Caucus Friday afternoon to strategize how the infrastructure and spending payments can get by means of Congress.
Fox News’ Jacqui Heinrich contributed reporting.
Houston Keene is a reporter for Fox News Digital. You can discover him on Twitter at @HoustonKeene.
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