GOP representative Adam Kinzinger mocks Marjorie Taylor Greene for calling infrastructure communism


Rep. Adam Kinzinger, a Republican from Illinois, mocked Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, a Republican from Georgia, for calling the $ 1.2 trillion bipartisan infrastructure bill a “takeover”. communist control .

Thirteen House Republicans voted with nearly all House Democrats to pass the main bipartisan bill on Friday night. In August, 19 Republican senators voted in favor of infrastructure legislation with all senators in the Democratic caucus.

But even though the large investment in the country’s roads, bridges, public transport and water supply systems is essential, engineers say, Greene sees the bipartisan bill as communism.

“It was the 13 ‘Republicans’ who handed over their voting cards to [House Speaker] Nancy Pelosi passes [President] Joe Biden’s Communist takeover of America via so-called infrastructure, ”Greene tweeted early Saturday morning. She then listed the names of the 13 members of the GOP House who voted in favor of the bipartisan legislation.

Kinzinger, who was among 13 Republicans supporting the bill, quickly challenged Greene’s assessment.

Also, I guess the quoted “Republicans” imply that if you don’t believe in Jewish space lasers and believe in roads, you are not a true Republican.

– Adam Kinzinger (@AdamKinzinger) November 6, 2021

“Infrastructure = Communism is new. Eisenhower’s interstate system should be destroyed, otherwise Communists will be able to drive easily! Red Dawn in real life,” the GOP congressman tweeted, sharing a screenshot of the post from Greene.

President Dwight D. Eisenhower, a Republican who served from 1953 to 1961, is credited with creating the country’s modern highway system, which has brought untold economic benefits to the American economy. Funding for the road network was bipartisanly approved by Congress under Eisenhower’s administration. Those infrastructure spending ultimately cost around $ 1 trillion in today’s dollars, according to Bloomberg.

“I’m also assuming that being in quotes for ‘Republicans’ implies that if you don’t believe in Jewish space lasers and roads, you’re not a true Republican,” Kinzinger added in a follow-up article. .

In November 2018, before he took office, Greene shared a conspiracy theory on Facebook that said space lasers funded by wealthy Jews could be the cause of the California wildfires.

Kinzinger mocked Greene again, referring to “space lasers” in another tweet on Saturday.

“But throw money for the Countering Jewish Space Laser (CJSP) program in there and it would be a big yes,” the Illinois Republican remarked.

Greene also shared the numbers of the 13 GOP congressmen, apparently hoping his supporters would call and complain to his colleagues. News week contacted Greene’s spokesperson for further comment, but did not immediately receive a response.

GOP Representatives Don Bacon from Nebraska, Brian Fitzpatrick from Pennsylvania, Andrew Garbarino from New York, Anthony Gonzalez from Ohio, John Katko from New York, Adam Kinzinger from Illinois, Nicole Malliotakis from New York, David McKinley from 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 all voted with Democrats to approve the bill.

The legislation now goes to Biden’s office for a final signing, offering the president a significant bipartisan victory.

Representative Adam Kinzinger (R-Illinois) mocked Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Georgia) for calling the bipartisan infrastructure bill a “communist takeover.” In this photo, Kinzinger speaks during the House Select Committee hearing on the January 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol on July 27.
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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, a staunchly conservative Kentucky Republican, also backed the bipartisan infrastructure bill in August.

“I was proud to support today’s landmark bipartisan infrastructure deal and to prove that both sides of the political aisle can still come together around common sense solutions,” McConnell said in a statement. at the time. “By promoting sensible and collaborative legislation, we have shown that the Senate still functions as an institution.

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