Democrat Senator Kyrsten Sinema reportedly gave Joe Biden an ultimatum on infrastructure.
According to Townhall:
According to Politico’s Playbook, she delivered a “tough message” to the president during a private meeting last week: “If the House delays its scheduled Sept. 27 vote on the bipartisan infrastructure plan — or if the vote fails — she won’t be backing a reconciliation bill.”
Sinema’s office said it wouldn’t disclose details of her private conversations, but added: “She does look forward to House leadership making good on their commitment to an up-or-down vote on the historic and bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act next Monday — to create jobs and expand economic opportunities across the country.”
At least 10 moderate House Democrats are reportedly on the same page as Sinema, including Rep. Kurt Schrader.
“If they delay the vote — or it goes down — then I think you can kiss reconciliation goodbye,” the Oregon Democrat told Politico’s Playbook. “Reconciliation would be dead.”
Politico does not see the passage of the boondoggle to be promising.