Pro-infrastructure Republicans fire back amid attacks from Trump GOP: ‘angry as hell’

The 13 House Republicans who voted for the infrastructure bill are coming under heavy fire from the Trump wing of the GOP, including cutting comments from the former president himself, a reported threat to remove them from their committee assignments and death threats from the public, according to one office.

“Very sad that the RINOs in the House and Senate gave Biden and Democrats a victory on the ‘Non-Infrastructure’ Bill,” Trump said in a statement. “They just don’t get it!”

But those Republicans, including Reps. Nicole Malliotakis, R-N.Y., Fred Upton, R-Mich., and Don Bacon, R-Neb., are firing back, arguing that their votes made Democrats’ massive social spending bill less likely to pass. They say this is because progressives like Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., can no longer hold the infrastructure bill hostage, so moderate Democrats will be free to tank the reconciliation spending bill.

“We significantly took away the leverage from the socialist ‘Squad,’” on the reconciliation spending bill, Malliotakis said on Fox News Tuesday. “It is why AOC and the others voted against it.”

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