Trump rips GOP Reps. who voted for the infrastructure bill

Former President Donald Trump excoriated the 13 congressional Republicans who voted in favor of the $1.2 trillion so-called bipartisan infrastructure plan during a speech Monday evening.

New York Rep. Nicole Malliotakis, who voted for the bill, was in the audience of the speech reportedly looking visibly shaken by Trump's remarks. 

It was Malliotakis and a dozen other Republican members who pushed the spending plan over the edge during a late-night Friday vote – it passed by a count of 228-206. Several progressive members of the Democratic caucus defected and did not vote for the party's legislation, but Republican support allowed the measure, which was passed by a wide bipartisan majority in the Senate back in August, to succeed. 

At the NRCC dinner, where Trump spoke, he appeared friendly with House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.), however, the former president is reportedly discontent with McCarthy's ability to keep his caucus unified on issues like the infrastructure bill, which would have failed if Republicans had maintained a unified front. 
Trump Speech by DoD photo by U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Cristian L. Ricardo is licensed under Flickr Public Domain

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