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A Republican's attack on Biden’s infrastructure plan shows how the GOP got caught in a bind

April 7, 2021 in Blogs

By Cody Fenwick

On Wednesday evening, Tennessee Republican Sen. Marsha Blackburn sent out a series of tweets attempting to attack President Joe Biden’s big push for a new infrastructure bill, called the “American Jobs Plan.” But many critics argued that her attacks landed with a thud. Instead of casting Biden or the plan in a negative light, she showed why the GOP will likely find itself in a bind as it tries to attack the Democrats’ next big priority.

Her attacks entailed spelling out components of the package:

While some of these items may rile up the base, which is dismissive of climate change, none of the attacks seem likely to turn the public against the plan. It may be true that President Biden is trying to “push through a liberal agenda,” but isn’t that what one should expect from a Democratic president? Democrats even decided to use her own graphics to promote the plan:

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