In an appearance on Fox News’ “Sunday Morning Futures” hosted by Maria Bartiromo, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) blasted members of the GOP who “gave Joe Biden a win” when they voted in favor of the Infrastructure bill.
Cruz said it was “maddening” that 19 of his Senate colleagues and 13 Republican members of the House voted for the package, because they thought it would make the Dems upcoming social spending bill “less likely to pass.”
“Joe Biden and the Democrats, their agenda was on the rails. It was failing,” Cruz remarked. “It was on the way to going down. And what those Republicans did is they breathed life into it; they gave Joe Biden a political win. He’ll now go across the country touting, look at this big bipartisan win.”
He said the bill’s passage actually makes it more likely that the Democrats will use the momentum they’ve gained to whip hesitant members of their party into shape and pass the trillion-dollar spending bill.
Cruz is holding out hope that Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) will push the bill into next year to combat rising inflation rates, which are making him feel like he’s back in the 1970s.
“You know, it kind of reminds me of the television show ‘That 70s Show.’ It feels like Joe Biden is Jimmy Carter all over again and we’re seeing skyrocketing inflation,” he commented.
He accused the current administration of wanting Americans to be unable to afford to pay for their gas and electricity. “All of these problems are replicating and it turns out cause and effect still operates, that when you spend trillions of dollars, you cause inflation,” Cruz noted.