Biden meets with Sinema over fragile infrastructure package
By Jenny Goldsberry
Sen. Sinema (D-AZ) met with President Biden over the infrastructure package Tuesday.
Sinema said in an interview with Politico that the meeting with Biden was “productive” and said the talks are “moving forward.” When asked if the discussions are on track, she replied: “It’s always hard to answer that, but yes. That’s also my answer every day.”
Later, when the U.S. Conference of Mayors called the package “crucial,” Sinema tweeted that the package “will grow our economy and create good-paying jobs.”
Sen. Mitt Romney (R-UT), a member of the bipartisan group behind the package, hinted that they were nearing the end. “We have an agreement amongst the 10 of us on almost all the issues and that ought to win the day,” Romney said Tuesday.
White House press secretary Jen Psaki later Tuesday told reporters that the Romney’s comments “encouraged” the White House.
Psaki said that Biden and Sinema met Tuesday morning and are “optimistic about the path forward.” She said both are aware that the “trickiest discussions” can come at the end of negotiations.
However former President Trump isn’t satisfied with the package. “Senate Republicans are being absolutely savaged by Democrats on the so-called “bipartisan” infrastructure bill,” Trump said in a statement Monday. He would rather the whole package be scrapped. “Republicans, don’t let the Radical Left play you for weak fools and losers!”