In a move that sounded like a tantrum, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) urged Republicans to leave Washington, DC, to prevent the Senate from passing the infrastructure reconciliation.
Lindsey Graham threatens to leave Washington, DC and deny the Senate a quorum to prevent Democrats from passing the reconciliation infrastructure bill. pic.twitter.com/EDaQoflGN8
– Sarah Reese Jones (@PoliticusSarah) July 18, 2021
Graham said on Fox News’ Sunday Morning Futures:
But before the Republicans hit on the Democrats in Texas by leaving Texas too much, yeah for some News Block they pass reconciliation, budget resolution to bring that bill to the united states floor Senate, the $ 3.5 trillion bill, you have a quorum to approve a bill in the Senate, I would leave before I leave happen. So, to my Republican colleagues, we can learn something from our Demotional friends in Texas when it’s about avoiding a $ 3.5 billion in taxes and expenses packageme.
Hell yeah, I’d go. I would use everything in me Toolbox. It is not related with infrastructure. It is a tax and dream of spending the socialist left. If it takes me not to appear for that, I’ll do it because if we pass that bill, you are going to have inflation through the roof and if they put legalize illegal immigrants in that bill, you’re going to have a complete race on the border. It’ll be dumping jet fuel a fire, called illegal immigration. It would lead to an invasion of illegal immigrants if we put Amnesty in the $ 3.5 billion bill, so I would do anything that I could stop that.
Every Republican senator would have to leave to deny the Democrats a quorum
Every senator would have to run and every Republican would have to stand down to deny the Democrats a quorum. If the Republicans had one senator absent that day, the Democrats would need 50 for a quorum, so even if all the Republicans retired the first time, the Republicans didn’t have 50 senators present, the Democrats could pass the reconciliation bill. with a quorum of less than 51 Senators.
Lindsey Graham is trying to organize a Senate march on a bill that would help people immensely. Biden’s proposals in the reconciliation infrastructure bill are very popular, so what Graham is being suggested is another act of political suicide ahead of the midterm elections.
Republican priorities are wrong, and a strike could cost them any chance of regaining the Senate in 2022.
Mr. Easley is the managing editor, who is the White House press group and a Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a BA in Political Science. His graduate work focused on public policy, specializing in social reform movements.
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