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The U.S. Capitol during a morning rainstorm on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., March 25, 2020. (Tom Brenner/Reuters)

There’s a curious narrative emerging about the passage of President Biden’s $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan Act. I’ve seen it echoed by quite a few folks, but I’ll pick on the New York Times’ Maggie Haberman as an example:

To me, this is a strange talking point for a reporter, if not a Democratic operative, to turn to. Not a single Republican in either chamber of Congress voted for the American Rescue Plan, and the idea that the party has been muted in its criticisms of it is absurd.

-Senator Susan Collins came out against it on January 21, Biden’s first full


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