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Pelosi says infrastructure bill will pass. Progressives have a message for the cocky Speaker.

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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is claiming that she has the votes to pass the infrastructure bill this week while blasting Republicans as “irresponsible” for trying to block the legislation.

“We’re going to pass the bill this week,” Pelosi told ABC host George Stephanopoulos. “I’m never bringing a bill to the floor that doesn’t have the votes.”

“Tomorrow, September 27, we will begin debate on the Bipartisan Infrastructure Framework on the Floor of the House and vote on it on Thursday, September 30, the day on which the surface transportation authorization expires,” she stated in a letter to Democrats Sunday night.

Pelosi asserted that the $1 trillion infrastructure bill will be voted on Thursday and that it will be bipartisan. Then she plans to charge ahead on the massive pork-laden $3.5 trillion social safety net and climate change bill. The speaker admits that it is “self-evident” the total on the bill will be lower than planned in the end and a date has not been set to vote on it.

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A possible government shutdown is looming on September 30 as all this plays out.

Leftist Democrats are linking the two bills together in a do-or-die effort to push both through.

Rep. Pramila Jayapal (D-WA), who leads the Congressional Progressive Caucus, was blunt concerning the deal, “A deal’s a deal. We don’t pass the infrastructure bill without passing the Build Back Better Act, investing in child care, climate action, paid leave, housing, health care, education, and a roadmap to citizenship. Let’s get this done and deliver for the people.”

President Biden does not seem as certain as Pelosi that the votes are there to pass the infrastructure bill. When asked by reporters if it will pass, he said it is “going to take the better part of this week.”

Any way the Democrats slice it, this will be a close vote in an evenly split Senate, and passing the two bills together with no Republican support will be almost impossible. Republicans en masse are against Biden’s monstrous “Build Back Better” agenda.

Pelosi excoriated Republicans for not caving and supporting the Biden agenda, saying, “Isn’t that irresponsible beyond words? The full faith and credit in the United States should not be questioned. That’s in the Constitution of the United States.”

“Let’s hope that Republicans will find some level — enough of them — find some level of responsibility to our country to honor what’s in the Constitution that we not question the full faith and credit of the United States of America,” she confusingly stated. “They know full well what the consequences are. They preached it when the former president was in office. And we always cooperated, it’s always been bipartisan. And it should be again.”

John Podesta, the former counselor to Barack Obama, told Politico that the bills and Biden’s agenda could be “disastrous” for Democrats in the 2022 midterms if they don’t pass.

“If you pull out the fact that when Democrats were in control they couldn’t do anything for you, then drawing attention to how wacky the Republicans have become doesn’t mean a lot,” he stated.

There is a lot of opposition to the Democrats’ massive spending spree:

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