Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) has no regrets about joining a handful of Republicans who voted to pass a $1.2 trillion infrastructure package backed by Democrats and President Joe Biden, saying On Tuesday, he stuck to his vote even after President Donald Trump’s attacks.
McConnell told reporters, “I’m proud of my vote.” When asked about the infrastructure bill, he said he believed it would be good for his home state of Kentucky.
McConnell has faced attacks and name-calling in recent days from Trump, who has described him as an “Old Crow” in a statement that he said he “trusted” several Republican senators to vote for the bill. which put his chances of winning re-election in great danger.”
A group of 19 mostly moderate Republicans, including McConnell, voted to pass the infrastructure bill in the Senate, but only 13 House Republicans joined their support after GOP leadership formally lashed out against the bill.