Rep. Nicole Malliotakis (R-NY), one of only 13 House Republicans to vote for the $1.2 trillion bipartisan infrastructure bill, said on Monday morning that Donald Trump should get “some credit” for the spending package, claiming the ex-president “laid the groundwork” for its passage.
Asked by CNN anchor John Berman how President Joe Biden was able to pass infrastructure when Trump couldn’t, Malliotakis said she was “happy and appreciative” that Trump was “one of the first to talk about the need for infrastructure.”
She added that while Democrats and Biden will get credit for the bill, “President Trump deserves some credit for initially saying we need to invest $1 trillion in our infrastructure.”
A late Friday night vote saw the bipartisan infrastructure bill finally make it through the House six members of the progressive ‘squad’ voting against it; Representatives Jamaal Bowman of New York; Cori Bush of Missouri; Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York; Ilhan Omar of Minnesota; Ayanna Pressley of Massachusetts and Rashida Tlaib of Michigan.
Meanwhile, just 13 Republicans in the House voted with Democrats to approve the bill. They are: Representatives Don Bacon of Nebraska; Brian Fitzpatrick of Pennsylvania; Andrew Gabarino of New York; Anthony Gonzalez of Ohio; John Katko of New York, Adam Kinzinger of Illinois; Nicole Malliotakis of New York; David McKinley of West Virginia; Tom Reed of New York; Chris Smith of New Jersey; Fred Upton of Michigan; Jeff Van Drew of New Jersey and Don Young of Alaska.
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