Why did 19 Republicans, including the leadership, back the Democrats’ $1 trillion infrastructure bill? And why were they not the Crucial Eight Senators we flagged up in June?
Because the Republicans took the political win while the flagship Democrat vote is still to come:
- Any gain for Biden is muted as this isn’t his cornerstone infrastructure programme. The $3.5 trillion package is yet to pass, and it will be a struggle within his own party . . .
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