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Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell said President Joe Biden’s new infrastructure package won’t get any Republican votes in the Senate, Politico reports.
At a Kentucky event, McConnell reportedly criticized the package for the impact it could have on debt, and the accompanying proposal to hike taxes on corporations.
“That package that they’re putting together now, as much as we would like to address infrastructure, is not going to get support from our side,” McConnell said, per Politico. “Because I think the last thing the economy needs right now is a big, whopping tax increase.”
McConnell already released a statement slamming the package, calling it a “Trojan horse” for tax hikes.
“Our nation could use a serious, targeted infrastructure plan,” he said. “There would be bipartisan support for a smart proposal. Unfortunately, the latest liberal wish list the White House has decided to label ‘infrastructure’ is a major missed opportunity by this Administration.”
When reached for comment, McConnell’s team directed Insider to a series of statements from Senate Republicans as well as his prior statement.
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Source:: Businessinsider – Politics