Updated: Aug 27, 2021
There’s only one way to stop Biden’s destructive policies, especially the ruinous spending that has pushed America into a national debt nearing $30 trillion, and that is for Republicans
to stop voting “YES” on spending bills like the “infrastructure” bill.
The policies that are funded by the “infrastructure” bill represent practically everything that conservatives who volunteered, donated and voted in the 2016 and 2020 elections thought they could count on Republican members of Congress to oppose.
But what is the deepest betrayal by the Senate Republican leaders behind the bill is that it is not something that was forced upon a reluctant Republican minority in the Senate – this is a deal Republican leaders negotiated on behalf of themselves.
Roy Blunt, Mo. **
Richard Burr, N.C. **
Shelley Moore Capito, W. Va.
Bill Cassidy, La.
Susan Collins, Maine
Kevin Cramer, N.D.
Mike Crapo, Idaho *
Deb Fischer, Neb. *
Chuck Grassley *
John Hoeven, N.D. *
Mitch McConnell, Ky.
Lisa Murkowski, Alaska *
Rob Portman, Ohio **
James Risch, Idaho
Mitt Romney, Utah
Dan Sullivan, Alaska
Thom Tillis, N.C.
Roger Wicker, Miss.
* Faces re-election in Nov. 2022
** Has announced retirement in 2022
List courtesy of our friends at Americans for Limited Government. Funding for abortion? The “infrastructure” bill tees-up the repeal of the Hyde Amendment and direct taxpayer funding of abortions, guaranteeing the current 890,000 babies murdered by the abortion industry will not only continue, but likely grow.
Social engineering and the end of religious liberty? In its current form, the bill would “severely undermine religious freedom in America,” said leaders from the Religious Freedom Institute in Washington, D.C., in an Aug. 6 statement reported by Salt Lake City’s Deseret News.
The provision appears in the section of the bill establishing a grant program to boost broadband internet access. It implies that organizations hoping to receive the grant money must comply with the program’s anti-discrimination protections.
“No individual in the United States may, on the basis of actual or perceived race, color, religion, national origin, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age or disability, be excluded from participation in, be denied benefits of or be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity that is funded in whole or in part with funds made available to carry out this title,” the provision says.
By including “sexual orientation” and “gender identity” in the list of protected characteristics, policymakers essentially made it impossible for some religiously affiliated organizations to take part in the grant program, Religious Freedom Institute leaders said.
Critical Race Theory? Why oppose a bill that advances this destructive Marxist ideology when you can just lie about it not being in the bill, as Republican Senators Bill Cassidy (LA) and Kevin Cramer (ND) did in remarks in support of the bill.
Despite Cramer and Cassidy’s claims, as Breitbart’s Sean Moran explained, the legislation contains many provisions that would address alleged inequities between white Americans and minorities, and alleged gender inequities, including:
Defining “gender identity” as a protected class
Doling out “digital equity” grants partly based on racial or ethnic minority status
Using the word “equity” 64 times
Spending part of the $66 billion that goes towards physical infrastructure to fix “racism physically built into some of our highways,” as described by Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg
Christopher Rufo, a senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute, responded to Cassidy, noting lines in the bill asserting “race and gender-neutral efforts are insufficient to address” issues surrounding “disadvantaged business enterprises.”
I could go on, but you get the point – any one of these in a standalone bill would have most likely withered and died in the Senate under conservative opposition.
Can you imagine a Republican member of Congress who voted for a standalone bill repealing the Hyde Amendment surviving the next Republican Primary election?
Neither can I.
And that is why we can’t let the “boneless wonders” that negotiated and support this “abomination of a bill” as Senator Rand Paul called it, hide behind false claims, such as the bill must pass to save the filibuster or Republicans have to show they can be “bipartisan” or that the “good” in the bill outweighs the bad.
We’ve already identified the 19 Senate Republican primary targets who voted for this outrage.
But we shouldn’t stop with those 19 arrogant and out-of-touch Senate Republicans.
If any Republican member of Congress votes "YES" on the “infrastructure” bill then they own everything in the bill, including Biden’s pro-abortion policies, Critical Race Theory, undermining religious liberty and advancing the LGBTQ agenda. Conservatives must stop giving betrayals such as these a free pass in the Republican primary -- any Republican in the Senate or House who votes for the infrastructure package should be considered a ripe target for a primary challenge.
I urge CHQ readers to pick-up the phone (the toll free number is 1- 866-220-0044) and join other conservatives who have committed to melt the phone lines to Capitol Hill with this simple message: If you fund it, you own it. Vote “NO” on the infrastructure bill.
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