After GOP Surrender on Infrastructure, McConnell Should Hold Reconciliation Bill Hostage

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) speaks during a news conference with fellow Republican senators on Capitol Hill in Washington, May 25, 2021. (Erin Scott/ Reuters)
McConnell has one tool available to perhaps undo some of the damage the GOP has inflicted on themselves. He should use it.

NRPLUS MEMBER ARTICLE E ven before the Senate wrapped up work on its $1.2 trillion bipartisan infrastructure bill, Democrats were releasing the specifics of another $3.5 trillion progressive goody-bag, which was crammed with an array of welfare and social expansions: a pathway to citizenship for illegal immigrants, the largest health-care expansion since Obamacare, and many other left-wing hobbyhorses. Add the budget bill and infrastructure deal to the $1.9 trillion COVID “rescue” bill, and Democrats are looking at spending $7-plus trillion this year alone.

Democrats know they can’t muster any kind of consensus for enacting this enormous expansion of government, so they’ve decided to abuse the

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