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National Review/The Corner

Philip Klein

November 6, 2021




Here are the names of the 13 Republicans who voted with Pelosi and Biden:

Representative  Brian Fitzpatrick

Representative Don Bacon

Representative Don Young

Representative Fred Upton

Representative Adam Kinzinger

Representative Jeff Van Drew

Representative John Katko

Representative Tom Reed

Representative Andrew Garbarino

Representative Nicole Malliotakis

Representative Chris Smith

Representative David McKinley

Representative Anthony Gonzalez


These people IMO have A Lot of Explaining to do.


Its people like these that make it Very Hard to argue that there is no difference between the Democrats & Republicans.

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House Republicans who backed infrastructure bill face wrath of grassroots activists and wealthy donors

David M. Drucker, Senior Political Correspondent

November 09, 2021

Rep. John Katko is in at least as much political trouble with Republicans back home in western New York for supporting President Joe Biden’s bipartisan infrastructure package as he was for voting to impeach President Donald Trump days before he exited the White House.

“I think it’s a jump ball as to what [grassroots Republicans] are angrier about,” said Tom Dadey, a pro-Trump member of the state executive committee of the Conservative Party of New York and a former chairman of the Onondaga County GOP, a key battleground in the 24th Congressional District that Katko represents. In New York, Republicans are permitted to run on the Conservative Party line and covet its endorsement.


Around the country, wealthy GOP donors are apoplectic.

They are holding internal discussions about how they might take punitive action against 10 of the 13 House Republicans who voted for the infrastructure bill and are running for reelection or appear on track to do so. They do not want to donate to the National Republican Congressional Committee or the Congressional Leadership Fund, the super PAC aligned with House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy of California, and find out later that their money helped reelect these 10 Republicans.

“I am fuming at the Republicans that decided to help Pelosi pass the infrastructure package. Yes, we need infrastructure spending, but this is the wrong proposal at the wrong time,” said Dan Eberhart, an energy executive and wealthy Republican financier from Arizona. “They handed Biden a win when he was on the ropes, and they came to the rescue of Speaker Pelosi, which may be worse.”



Two questions that must be asked of them. 1. What Were You Thinking? 2. Do you pay Any attention to politics?

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Death Threats, Tweets Jolt GOP Infrastructure Supporters

“This madness has to stop,” said Rep. Fred Upton, R-Mich., an 18-term moderate, who said his offices received dozens of threatening calls following his yes vote.

Alan Fram


WASHINGTON (AP) — The last time Congress approved a major renewal of federal highway and other transportation programs, the votes were 359-65 in the House and 83-16 in the Senate. It was backed by nearly every Democrat and robust majorities of Republicans.

This year’s $1 trillion infrastructure bill easily cleared the Senate 69-13 with GOP support, but crawled through the House last week by 228-206 with just 13 Republican votes.

Those defectors were savaged afterward by former President Donald Trump, hard-right Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, R-Ga., called them “traitors” while tweeting their names and office telephone numbers, and one of the 13 says he received a death threat.

The votes, six years apart, and the harsh blowback against Republican mavericks illustrate a GOP in which conservative voices have grown louder and more militant, fanned by Trump’s bellicose four years in office.



No Bias Here.

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