In less than one year, President Biden succeeded where Trump failed, and FL Republicans are scrambling to take credit
On February 12th, 2018, then-President Donald Trump officially unveiled his failed infrastructure plan. After numerous false starts and “Infrastructure Week” messaging mishaps, the Trump Administration finally announced a $200 billion infrastructure proposal to rebuild our country. For close watchers of President Trump, there was little surprise that this proposal never got off the ground, with the former President’s divisive personality proving a major roadblock in negotiations.
President Trump and his failed infrastructure push stands in stark contrast to President Biden, who made good on a key campaign promise by delivering the much-bolder, $1.2 trillion Bipartisan Infrastructure Law less than one year into his Presidency. The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law is already delivering tangible results for Floridians by creating hundreds of thousands of good-paying, middle-class jobs and rebuilding our state’s crumbling infrastructure from the ground up. Florida’s Republican lawmakers, who unanimously opposed President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law despite supporting President Trump’s failed infrastructure attempt, are now facing a tricky dilemma: How to take credit for the good jobs and new infrastructure projects that they fought so hard to prevent.
WTSB Tampa | Florida Republicans want more of the federal infrastructure funding from bill they opposed: Months after Florida Republicans voted against President Joe Biden’s infrastructure bill over “wasteful” spending, the same group is calling on the federal government to provide the state with more funding for bridge repairs.
Huffington Post | Florida Sen. Rick Scott Touts Infrastructure Funding He Voted Against: Sen. Rick Scott (R-Fla.) on Tuesday became the latest Republican lawmaker to seek credit for the bipartisan infrastructure overhaul he opposed in Congress. After joining U.S. Army Corps of Engineers officials for a tour of the Herbert Hoover Dike, which stands to benefit from investments in the law dedicated to making the Everglades more resilient against climate change, Scott said he was “proud” to help secure “an unprecedented $1 billion for Everglades restoration, the largest single amount ever allocated by the federal government.”
Palm Beach Post | GOP Everglades gripes rife with hypocrisy: How about the hypocrisy of Florida Republicans complaining about the infrastructure bill not including money for Everglades restoration? If they thought it was so important, where were our Florida Republican congressional representatives and senators in the negotiations for this bill?