A video of President Joe Biden doing an impression of Republicans has been considered greater than one million times on Twitter because the president criticized some GOP members for touting infrastructure spending they opposed.
Biden was talking on the Democratic National Committee’s summer season assembly in National Harbor, Maryland on Thursday and mocked elected Republicans who’ve praised infrastructure tasks regardless of voting in opposition to the invoice that funds them.
The $1.2 trillion bipartisan infrastructure invoice was handed by a major majority within the Senate after which largely alongside celebration traces within the House of Representatives in November 2021 earlier than Biden signed it into regulation.
Biden mentioned that his administration acquired “a little help from Republicans” in passing the bipartisan infrastructure invoice.
“Not a lot but enough to get it passed,” he mentioned. “But the truth is, there are a lot more Republicans taking credit for that bill than actually voted for it. I see them out there.”
Biden then adopted a mocking voice and mentioned: “Now we’re gonna build this new bridge here. We’re all for it. And, by the way, this new road. We’re gonna have an internet that’s gonna be…”
Amid laughter, Biden switched again to his normal tone of voice and went on: “I love ’em, man. They ain’t got no shame. They don’t have any shame.”
Footage of Biden’s Republican impression shared to Twitter by consumer @Acyn had been considered greater than 1.3 million instances as of early Friday morning.
This is not the primary time Biden has accused Republicans of taking credit score for infrastructure after they opposed the invoice to fund it. Last yr, he mentioned “Some people have no shame” however added that he was “happy they know that it benefited their constituents.”
In January, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi’s workplace launched an inventory of Republicans who had opposed the laws however subsequently touted objects the regulation was funding. The assertion mentioned that “House Republicans have been caught voting no and taking the dough!”
The bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act handed the Senate by a vote of 69 to 30, with Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell among the many Republicans backing it.
In the House, the vote was 228 to 206 with six Democrats voting in opposition to the laws and 13 Republicans voting in favor of it.
The president’s mockery of Republicans comes with lower than two months till essential midterm elections as Democrats’ prospects look like enhancing. However, the GOP stays favored to take the House.
Biden has additionally had quite a lot of latest legislative successes, particularly, the Inflation Reduction Act, which he signed into regulation on August 16.
That laws is seen as reviving Biden’s Build Back Better agenda after that plan stalled earlier in his administration. The $737 billion Inflation Reduction Act is a slimmed-down model of the sooner $1.75 trillion Build Back Better Act, which failed within the Senate in October 2021 as a result of opposition from Democratic Senator Joe Manchin.