Former Missouri Senator Claire McCaskill attacked former President Trump, calling him an “idiot” while laughably claiming that Republicans are creating inflation which could cost them the 2022 midterm elections.
“Well, listen, I think that this could cost the Republicans the midterms. I think that this could go either way. And that’s why at the end of the day, I think that you will get a deal that will be very popular in terms of roads, bridges, power grid, broadband. And then I think that you will get some kind of package on expanding Medicare which will also be very popular,” she predicted when asked on MSNBC if not passing the infrastructure bill could cost Democrats the 2022 midterm elections.
“But short-term inflation is way more worrisome to people in swing districts and that could end up playing a hand in next year’s midterm. But on the other hand, so could Donald Trump acting like an idiot. And Donald Trump acting like an idiot helped us put Joe Biden in the White House. And you know, I’ll kind of bank on that, because I think Donald Trump is going to continue to act like an idiot,” McCaskill sniped.
MSNBC’s Stephanie Ruhle then asked McCaskill how difficult is it for Democrats to say no to spending. She responded, “Hey, listen Stephanie… the Republicans have lost the high ground on fiscal conservatism. I mean, they no longer have any right to talk about debt and deficit. They could care less about debt and deficit when they’re in power. They only care about it when the Democrats are in power. And people kind of know that.”
(Video Credit: MSNBC)
McCaskill continued by saying, “They have been on a wild spending spree over the last decade. Especially during the Trump years. So, they really don’t have authority on this. And I think it will ring hollow. The only thing that will end up biting people is if, in fact, this inflation is less than temporary. If it grabs hold and it really is a problem come this time next year, then you’re going to see some sweating by both Democrats and Republicans that are in swing districts.”
The former senator’s revisionist framing on who is to blame for the massive inflation gripping the nation comes as Democrats are pushing a bipartisan $1 trillion infrastructure bill that may come up for a vote as early as Monday.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has also declared that the House won’t vote on the infrastructure plan until the Senate goes through reconciliation and passes a second massive $3.5 trillion Democratic pork-laden spending package.
“We are rooting for the infrastructure bill to pass, but we all know that more needs to be done,” she remarked Sunday on ABC’s “This Week” with George Stephanopoulos. Pelosi intends to block the infrastructure package until the Democrats get everything they have on their progressive wishlist.
“I hope that it will pass. I won’t put it on the floor unless we have the rest of the initiative,” Pelosi stated. She firmly believes that the Democrats have enough votes and the power to get $4.5 trillion more in spending regardless of the cost to Americans and the nation.
— Conservative News (@BIZPACReview) July 26, 2021
Netizens are not buying what McCaskill is selling:
That statement by Claire is to stupid to even comment on……🤦♂️
— Jonate73 (@jonate73) July 26, 2021
Big inflation is an invisible thief for every worker and pensioner.
— R. D. Fernández ن (@RDavidFernandez) July 26, 2021
— Robert (@RPoole_III) July 26, 2021
I wonder what color the sky is in her world?
— JT Kennady (@JTKennady) July 26, 2021
If inflation continues it will hurt the Democrats in 2022 and 2024.
— The Daily Coffee (@DailyCoffee533) July 26, 2021
She can keep dreaming, but that ain’t reality.
— Black Pepper Matters 🧂🧐😳🤮 (@BlackPepperKing) July 26, 2021
One of the few endearing things about the democratic party is how they elevate their losers.
— Your Disapproving Dad (@disapprover69) July 26, 2021
dumber than we thought?
— BrianVHill (@BrianVHill1) July 26, 2021
Huh?? Inflation under Biden will cost the republicans. Got it! And that’s why we don’t trust liberals, they will use the same talking points no matter what the facts
— fiona (@fionat1191) July 26, 2021
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