Rand Paul Blasts Biden’s First 100 Days: “It’s Biden’s way or the highway’
Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul blasted President Biden for his lack of bipartisanship and unity, claiming that the president has not kept his promises to govern with input from both sides.
“Well, you know, just a couple months ago, we were hearing from President Biden, the newly inaugurated President Biden, that he was going to unify the country, and then we were going to work together and have bipartisanship,” Paul said in an interview on “Sunday Morning Futures” on Fox News.
“I’m still waiting, Mr. President,” the Kentucky senator continued. “I haven’t seen any of that. I think what I have seen so far is it’s Biden’s way or the highway.”
Paul also criticized the Biden administration’s $2 trillion infrastructure proposal, which Republicans say goes beyond traditional infrastructure spending, and compared it to Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s Green New Deal.
“Apparently, reparations are infrastructure. Apparently, child care is infrastructure, health care. They have got a climate police force they’re going to put out, youth force,” he said.
“But I don’t see anything that looks like they want to work together,” Paul continued. “Now, there are those of us who are saying we could be for some bipartisan infrastructure bill if it had to do with real infrastructure like roads and bridges and if it was paid for.”
Republicans proposed a $568 billion counteroffer introduced last week by West Virginia Sen. Shelley Moore Capito.
Democratic Senator Joe Manchin on Sunday came out in support of the GOP’s smaller, “more targeted” infrastructure bill over Biden’s $2.3 trillion plan. Manchin said the GOP plan is “a good start” and that a bipartisan proposal should tackle traditional infrastructure issues, such as repairing roads and bridges.
“And they have worked it together. So, we know it has bipartisan support,” Manchin said. “We just have to look to see if we have gotten everything in there that we need. And we will be working on that together. So, I’m very, very pleased with that.”